Who really knows, my usual uselessness with technology came to the fore - a pesky fruit phone that no longer synchs my music and seemingly has lost the tracking ability on the Map My Run App. So my warm up walk down the Slope of Hope was fine, except the mechanical voice lady of Map My Run was suspiciously quiet. Yup I'd lost her, never mind her absence was made up by an old lady on a bright yellow Vespa who slowed down as we met on the road to say Buon Anno Signora. No idea who she was, never seen her before, she did laugh rather manically, but maybe that was at my outfit.
Having had way too much Christmas food, drink and chocolate and fighting off some migraines (mmm I wonder if the overindulgence and the migraines are related?) I finally got out there today. And what a joy that was, sunny and bright - cold but not windy nor rainy and quiet on the roads. I decided to let myself in gently by choosing a downhill route. Aaargghh, MMR hasn't tracked a step, but seemingly I did my first 1k in 15 minutes and my second in just 5 when finally Mechanical Voice lady decided she'd talk to me. Okay I now forget the tracking part and just enjoy the run for running's sake.
And for those who struggled to see the running faith - there is a truism in the phrase Just Do It. By just doing it, I had a lovely, comfortable run of about 6kms I think and it was a perfect day to do it especially as Lou Reed was singing that it was a Perfect Day.
So to all my fellow runners, lapsed runners, injured runners, inspirational runners, recuperating runners, running runners, I'd like to wish you all a Happy New Year.
And now I too will cackle manically on my way to a well earned shower!