To quote Paul Simon. I had decided yesterday to rest a while and not go out until this afternoon. It was cold and clear this morning, whilst I was warm and toasty inside.
Then at 3.30pm I set off, it was no longer cold and clear, but cold, rainy and breezy. After two minutes of warm-up walking, I decided I’d had enough and that I wasn’t going to get warm enough to run and headed back to the apartment. Not to give in you understand, but to change into warmer gear as my legs were freezing and ears complaining of potential frostbite. (I exaggerate, but they were tingling uncomfortably)
Change of leggings to the fleece lined Dutch ones (the Dutch is important as they have longer legs than me) so I look like a fluorescent Nora Batty, despite taking the hems up.
The pavements were horrid and very slippy, culminating in me doing some rather inappropriate stretches whilst running. Tarmac is better, but even around the City on a rainy, cold Saturday afternoon, road-running isn’t a possibility. So I slipped and slided my way to just over 6km. That’s it, no more to say, it was horrid. I look like a drowned rat and there’s absolutely no chance of looking like a molto chic podista today.
From my Weather playlist on Spotify, as that seemed most appropriate
Fog On The Tyne – Lindisfarne
Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen
Thunder – His Purple Highness
Mr Blue Sky – ELO
Ain’t No Sunshine – Lighthouse Family
Downpour – Backstreet Boys
Sunshine On Leith – The Proclaimers
Sunshine After The Rain – Berri
On The Road Again – Canned Heat
Cold As Ice – Foreigner
The Real Slim Shady – Eminem
Summer Breeze – The Isley Brothers
Cold Cold Man – Saint Motel
Warmth – Bastille
Sunshine On A Rainy Day – Galimar
Average Pace 6:42 (mins/km)
Running Streak 3 days
Kms Done 146.04
Kms To Do 1877.96