It’s Saturday, I had a day off yesterday – unplanned but welcome. So kms to make up today. It is 2 degrees outside, better assemble layers.
Hook swoosh the sports bra. Base layer on. Hooded sweat shirt on. Jacket on. Hat on, gloves on, bottom fleece-lined layers on. Socks – thick ones on, Saucony trainers on.
Go outside, blimey it’s cold – wondering whether to add another layer. Okay, upside it’s sunny. Downside it’s perishing cold. Aim towards Ropemaker St and there’s filming going on – loads of yellow minicabs – all Minis. Lots of extras huddled under blankets and they’ve doused the whole area with water, so we may have a skating rink there tonight with the frost. I decide to head away from the filming and towards the South Bank, because last night friends suggested to get my ‘Electricity’ Company in Monopoly – I could legitimately photo Bankside Power Station and that would count on the Monopoly board challenge.
I scooted first of all towards Tower Bridge, it really was a beautiful morning and then back again towards the London Eye. Lots of people, but relatively easy to get past – dressed in my black ninja running outfit. I managed to ninja a number of people, who had no idea I was behind and then in front of them. One woman did wonder why I wasn’t cold, with my jacket tied around my waist. But after 9kms of running, I was quite warm.
Turning towards home, they are still filming, so I gave Ropemakers a wide berth and trotted home. Run done with a Monopoly Square too. Oh and it’s going to be 2 degrees tomorrow. Joy!
My Coo Ca Choo – Alvin Stardust
Devil Gate Drive – Suzi Quatro
D.I.S.C.O. – Ottawan
War – Edwin Starr
This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us – Sparks
Gonna Make You A Star – David Essex
Band On The Run – Wings
Everybody Dance – CHIC
See My Baby Jive – Wizzard
Sylvia’s Mother – Dr Hook
Roll Over Beethoven – ELO
December 1963 – Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
Boogie Shoes – KC And The Sunshine Band
Walk On The Wild Side – Lou Reed
You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me – The New Seekers
Killer Queen – Queen
Amarillo – Tony Christie
Silver Lady – David Soul
I Love To Love – Tina Charles
Night Fever – Bee Gees
Distance 12.65 kms
Average Pace 6:45 (mins/km)
Elevation Gain 104 metres
Kms Done 288.4
Kms To Do 1729.6
3 sets of squats – 27 reps
3 sets of wall press-ups – 25 reps
8 hollow rocks – held for 10 seconds