It's been a slow old year for me work wise this year. 2014 will not be remembered for an outstanding year for earnings - but it WILL stand out as the year that my running really made such a huge difference to my life. Without my running I'd not have had many achievements to sing about. But PB's for 3,5 and 10K's as well a single fastest kilometre (a very chest puffing out'ish 4'18 secs if you please!) have made up for the fact that for every £1 I wasn't earning, every single step was making me fitter and healthier!
But all is to change - for next Monday a new contract has has come my way which will last until the end of winter, which means my running will be early mornings - instead of the very relaxed 10.30am / 11am starts I'd been doing!! I don't mind though, as I've run before in the dark mornings. It's not my favourite time to run I must say, but it's better than nowt. My plan is to revert back to my Work / Run routine of last year with me tonking out the front door by 6.30am. Shower at 7.11am. Breakfast porridge at 7.37am. Wheel scooter out onto road / get bike gear on 7.56am. On the road by 8.03am. Arrive work 8.48am (give or take a minute or two).
BUt this morning was my final late morning run - my usual 7K along the Thames to Twickenham. Leaves are now firmly stuck to the path making a brown, gloopy covering. The air temp was amazingly mild and it wasn't long before sweat was dripping off my face. I even got a few smiles from other runners this morning which was very pleasant. The only slight anomaly this morning was fashion based. I was kitted out completely in black today - black nike running top and black running tights, but WHITE asics! I'd crammed my phone into the tiny zipped pocket at the back of my running tights and was only aware that they were slipping DOWN after about 5K! I felt like one of those skinny teenage boys that wear their trousers so low down, the waist is around their knees and their repugnant boxer short tops are on display! Obviously MY shorts were staying firmly in place because there is SO much lycra sewn onto them, they grip me like bloody limpets. But the tights? They were heading slowly SOUTH, thereby exposing my lycra clad derriere more than I'd have wished. I hitched the blighters up and kept going, but sure enough by 7K which was the end of my run, they'd slipped down again. Might have to throw those ones out, because my other 3 pairs stay in position EVERY TIME!! That was the only eventful thing about my run this morning.
Was a bit annoyed at my time - 40'22 - because I can usually do the entire run in under 40 mins. But at least I did it and enjoyed it (apart from the "Bum Show").
So I shall most likely be less frequent on here, what with the new gig and everything but I will endeavour to write now and again.
Take care all and see you soon.