I've just this second stepped out of the shower after a beautifully delicious fresh and glorious 7K along the river Thames. Lots of walkers about today, not many runners, the river was high and lap lapping against the banks. A noisy wedding with much jollity was going on at The Bingham riverside hotel and people seemed to be having a joyous time. So all in all a perfect atmosphere for a nice run.
Told myself to go slower than my usual pace but I find this hard to do. I wanted to ensure I didn't get totally knackered and just enjoy the pleasure of being able to go out for a jog in the fresh air. I didn't succeed in going slower but the good news is that I didn't get overly tired and desperate.
I swallowed a fly at one stage! Horrific it was and the noises my throat made as I tried to clear it were horrendous. "Ooohwwaagghhhgoooogggghuuwwaahhhhh!!!!!" Disgusting, but one of the hazards of running along a river in August I suppose.
Hope all you C25K'ers on your 9 week program have had a good day. Also to all the Graduates who donned the lycra today for a run'ette, I hope your was a pleasurable as mine. And to all the Park Runners who smashed it today - WELL DONE TO YOU ALL!
I'm having a booze free Saturday as I am working tomorrow and need a clear head. Mrs Dan is making pistachio crusted chicken escalopes for dinner so I'm getting slowly worked up into a froth of excitement!
Happy weekend to you all.
Dan the Man.