You decide, after a very long night’s sleep and an understanding Mr JCR who knew exactly why I needed to crash, I thought I may just go for a walk today, rather than run.
But then why walk when you can run? (even if it is now ‘glacial pace’*) and furthermore the run counts towards your Alzheimer’s Challenge, whereas walking wouldn’t.
I toddled off, in fact it was like treading on hot coals, but I really slowed down and took the coastal path along the seafront, wearing running shorts for the first time this year. Running shorts without a pocket, so some frantic re-arranging of my shoelaces and I managed to put the Airbnb keys in my trainers.
Today saw a significant number of folk on the beach and the beach barbecues were all in force, giving a very nice aroma en route. These are formed in steel boats and the fish/shellfish are skewered vertically to cook. It was very appetising seeing fresh sea bream and prawns cooking, if a little tempting to just pack in the run and have lunch instead.
I had got used to the jingle of keys accompanying me and then all of a sudden, no jingle. The Airbnb keys had worked out, so a slight retracing of steps and I continued on.
At one stage I was so slow I was overtaken by a pedestrian, but then I’m guessing they haven’t run 20+km in the past two days.
It was warm, my pace was dreadful but I snuck in another 6km. This is day 3 of running a 4 day streak. I am not sure my body can deal with it. Still, we are eating out tonight and I have plenty of time to rest before going out tomorrow.
Must up the water intake, as today I saw a thermometer saying 22 degrees; Southern Spain is hotting up. Upside, I didn’t wimp out – downside, I may have overcooked days 1 and 2, so that probably makes me a Wally.
At the final countdown in December, we will find out.
* gratefully plagiarised from The Devil Wears Prada
Please Don’t Go – Madness
Please Please Me – The Beatles
Please Stay – Duffy
Politik – Coldplay
Pop Muzik – ‘M’
Porcelain Gods – Paul Weller
Precious – The Jam
Press Lightly – Paloma Faith
Prettiest Star – David Bowie
Pretty Vacant – Sex Pistols
The Price Of Admission – Stiff Little Fingers
The Price of Love – Bryan Ferry
Pride (In The Name Of Love) – U2
(obviously I didn’t shuffle my playlist…)
Average Pace 9:28 (see, it’s getting much worse this is 3mins a km worse than my usual)
Kms Done 240.9
Kms To Do 1777.1