Sunday – logged my first run on The Running Bug – looks like it could take over from Jantastic! http://www.therunningbug.co.uk
Monday – I discovered I have a black toe nail, presumably a leftover from my half marathon a few weeks back. Yes, I do look at my feet regularly and I wash and moisturise them too but my pinkies seem to hide away under the little piggys “who had none” so I hadn’t noticed. (I do also cut my toe nails in case you were wondering but I had done them just prior to the half.) So now I have a real runner’s badge of honour.
Tuesday – I actually set my alarm to make sure I didn’t miss the London Marathon Ballot this year. How sad! The alarm was set for 7am but I was awake at 6am so I sat in bed with my laptop filling out my entry, made sure it was acknowledged and then went back to sleep 🙂
Wednesday – today I did two runs in one day. I did 6k in the morning through the activity park and then 6k in the evening on the treadmill. This might sound very athletic but the actual intention in the morning was to run at least 10k possibly 12k and I gave up at 6k. In my defence I did have to divert from my original planned route because I could see “yoovvs on bikes” loitering up ahead and didn’t fancy running past them, not least because the next little section involved a few trees. So I had to turn around and go back the way I had come and that involved hills! Don’t get me wrong, the original route would also have involved hills, just shorter and sharper hills which are over quicker. So in the evening I decided to give it a go, do something read about but never tried. I decided to attempt a very slow treadmill 5k at the gym which turned into an even slower 6k but at least I can now say I’m a two a day runner! Not sure it’ll catch on though 😉
Thursday – I discovered my first tan line of this year and no, not on my upper body but my lower body; my ankles to be precise. Now men might be able to get away with socks and sandals (okay, maybe not) but women definitely can’t. I might have to buy some fake tan to disguise the lines and then I’ll probably end up with splodgy legs instead. But it’s a sure sign that summer’s on the way 🙂
Friday – saw my first drug deal. This is the non running related first!!! Although running could have come in handy if they had turned nasty. And no, I wasn’t buying (or selling). I just happened to be casually sitting in my car in a Harvester car park with my mum when we observed the deals going on. I’m thinking of asking to go into a witness protection programme!
Saturday – after 29 parkruns, my 30th took place in the rain – the first ever despite running through the winter. I must have a happy weather genie on my shoulder on a Saturday morning. And even then it wasn’t heavy persistent rain, just a steady drizzle which had more or less petered out by the time I’d finished. But at least I didn’t get up, see the horrible weather and go back to bed again.