Ok…so I might be a big wuss but I really don’t like running in torrential rain if I can help it! Showers are ok and light rain is ok but torrential downpours that are causing flooding all over the place are a bit much…
However, on Friday after work, the weather was dry
I know that is a shock to the system at the moment!
However, thankful for the opportunity to (probably) stay dry I hightailed it down to the gym changing rooms to go for a run around the park
I got there, successfully avoided the hoards of gymnastic girls, got changed…and realised I had the most stupid socks on for running in!
Here they are…much to the amusement of the other person who walked into the changing room while I was taking pictures of my own feet… they look particularly odd as I pulled them up over my running leggings which have zip up bottoms.
the bottoms that go around my ankles… not the bottom that goes around my…bottom.
Ok…that was obvious wasn’t it…sorry 😀
anyway…Silly socks or not I headed out for my run 🙂 and a surprisingly good run it was too 🙂 I hadn’t run for a couple of weeks, but I have decided that February is going to be the month of running (and March…and April for reasons that will become clear soon…in an upcoming post) I went 3.6 km in 32 mins 20s Not bad…but I need to improve and I am determined to do so 😀
Just in case you were wondering…I made my socks look slightly more sensible before setting out.
I know…my socks were your main concern, I suspected I was only interesting for my socks a long time ago.
anyway, back to my run. I ran further than I expected, I kept going further beyond the 1km marker than I have for a while and walked less than I have in a while. The run sections felt easier, although I still had to walk on more than one occasion!
The two things that pleased me most about this run are:
The fact that, although I walked, the walks were not long enough to register as walks on the Moves app. which means that no individual walk was longer than 2 mins and every run was longer than 2 mins.
I think some of the runs were considerably longer than 2 mins, but I have no evidence to uphold this! I just know they were!
The second pleasing thing was that I got quicker in my third km than my second…which means I ran more in my third km. I think this is known in the business as a negative split…but I am not 100% sure about that. Anyway what ever it is called it pleased me and it went hand in hand with the fact that I was feeling better while I was running in the last bit of the run than I was in the middle. Next time I shall capitalize on this and go further!
The other thing that pleases me is that I managed to get the same average pace this time as I did last time after a 2 week break and…this time I stopped to have a conversation with a mouse!
Yep a mouse…
It was fairly one sided as conversations go…I spoke to the mouse, and he looked at me with a large acorn in his mouth. It was interesting nevertheless 😀
All in all a good run…
Day 231 Complete (with mouse) 😀