One of those days when you send an email to yourself as a test to see if your account is working since nobody seems to be replying…
Is it the end of the weekend already?! Had quite a productive few days but I’m still reaching the end feeling like I’ve done nothing. Always the way.
Been HORRIBLY humid. Went to parkrun on Saturday morning and finished (5k) in 28:33 which is one of my slowest times ever. Wasn’t even hungover or injured or anything, I just couldn’t get myself going in all the mugginess. My eyelids were sweating, It was seriously unpleasant.
Clearly not having suffered enough, I got up at 6.30am today to get to Regents Park for the Summer League 10k.
This is my team, the Ealing Eagles :)
With conditions the same, I wasn’t expecting much but bizarrely I managed a 10k PB in 53:03, 30 seconds faster than my last PB which was on a cool rainy day. Hit 5k almost 2 minutes faster than at parkrun yesterday and my overall pace was 8’41 compared to 9’16. Weird. Maybe I’m just getting better at the 10k distance (and worse at 5k).
This is a ‘not completely horrible’ race pic.
The girl taking the pictures actually told me “You’re such a photogenic runner!” when I smiled and waved (not shown in this pic) and I wanted to tell her to wait till she saw the photos before making such claims but I didn’t have enough breath for that. Seriously, I always look the WORST in race pics!
Was just munching through some celebratory sandwiches and cake (the food at these events is the BEST) and cheering people over the finish, when I was asked if I could join the relay team as we were one short. Now I enjoy watching and cheering these relays, but I’m a horrible sprinter so would never have put myself forward, but when put on the spot I agreed after confirming it was the slightly less competitive ‘mixed’ race, rather than the women’s race because those girls are GOOD.
Was pretty fun to be a part of. I was the 4th runner out of 6 and we were in the lead at the start of my leg. Would have preferred to have been chasing people as it did feel like I was out on my own! Was about 400m and my legs started to feel super weird at about 300m but I was only passed by one runner I think and we finished 2nd overall so it was a good result. All points for the team :)
Last league fixture is in a month. Another 10k. Would love to get sub-52. We’ll see :)
Thinking you’re alone in the flat only for a housemate to emerge and start a cookathon in the kitchen is the worst.
As is holding off all plans waiting for your mother to call.
So how long is this thing going to take to reach London?
Boss just posted this from Sussex.
Wind’s picking up. Sky’s going a bit yellow.
Looks like my balcony time might be limited tonight…
(Actually, tempted to stay out here but my laptop will probably have to depart)