1 July – Week 1 Run 3 – Cheese, Apple, Speed and Stupidity

Yesterday was a rest day and in my stupidity, I thought I’d have some Pecorino unfortunately (or fortunately) where I live in Italy, Pecorino is not only cheese but a local wine too. A very healthy lunch of fish was followed by a not very healthy glass or few of Pecorino.

After the stupid lunch I decided to tackle the Apple problem, which is my phone keeps playing the same 3 downloads over and over, now I love Meghan Trainor & Charlie Puth, Mark Ronson and Justin Timberlake, but even interspersed with the gorgeous calm voice of Michael J, it gets a little boring. I created my first ever playlist – titled it ‘my running 40 minutes’ as an encouragement and guess what, when I hit the tarmac I got T&P, followed by Justin followed by Mark Ronson.

Stupid, stupid, stupid – and to add insult to injury, I overdid the running speed each time Mark Ronson came on, so my brisk walk was much more of brisk panting.

My biggest lesson in Week 1, don’t bite off more than I can chew – whether it’s cheese masquerading as wine, don’t think you’re an Apple genius and don’t run too fast. But more importantly don’t give up, so a big hand to my virtual running buddy on here who is a great inspiration as a newbie and her efforts got me up and out today.

Roll on week 2


Uptown Funk – twice

Can’t Stop the Feeling & Marvin Gaye –  both only once this time, because I stopped to fix the tech.

Modern Love – D Bowie

London Calling – The Clash

Change – Lightning Seeds

You Love Us – Manics

Is Vic There? – Department S


Distance 3.85km

Time 34.40 mins

Average Pace 9.00 mins per km

Originally posted on Health Unlocked 1 July 2017

At this stage still hadn’t renamed Michael Johnson, but you can see the feelings. Also why did I think being an inept person that sorting out my tech after lunching well but not wisely was a good idea?? Answers on a postcard please.

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