Well not quite the girl from Ipanema but you get the point.
But get this people.....I just ran for 20 minutes!!!!!
And it's the first time I have down 'city running' as at home we live in the middle of nowhere and its fields and forests and last week it was a specially built running track / road in Brea, California.
So it was with some trepidation that I had to do W5R3 in a city.
But it was great.
I changed the playlist to my playlist I sometimes have on the motorbike and to the sounds of cheesy rock anthems off I went.
A bit of a struggle getting into my rhythm but then it was great.
It was a 5.30am start so the place was empty and loads to look and be nosy at.
I even started enjoying it and wasn't even thinking about the breathing or anything. It was sort of just 'happening'.
And then that was it. 20 minutes. I even felt as if I could keep going.
And on the 5 min cool down I had to walk past Pasadena City Hall. That was it.
A quick shuffle through the playlist and on came the Rocky theme tune.
I was happy, smiling, laughing. All sorts. But I ran up the steps in a Rocky-esque style.
So that's it.
The big jump is done.