Unlike the actual board game, my last Monopoly square run had to be utilities and the ‘gas’ company, as I’d not come across any in my previous Monopoly runs. The only option seemed to be the old fashioned gas tanks/holders, that used to be a common sight around London. The two I could remember on Regents Canal are no more and so the nearest equivalent was the newly created Gasholder Park in Kings Cross, in which some luxury apartment blocks are being framed by the renovated old gas holders.
Please pardon the pun, this was a utility run, all about getting the ‘square’ done and doing 10km if I could. Having had a rest day yesterday, I needed to be putting in a good run, as we have another short break in Spain coming up. This time to the Alhambra in Granada, with our very good friends N&A. I’m sure they won’t want to be waiting for me to run every day, so I am trying to get a few kms in the bank, before we go.
Coldish, grey day today and from the City to Kings Cross, not the most salubrious nor enjoyable of routes, despite the ongoing gentrification of the area.
Run done, fish collected and yet another 3km run home carrying fish – my fishmonger Robby is utterly perplexed at the madness of it, and he asked ‘do you think you are getting any fitter?’ to which I replied that I hoped so. But maybe my very red face on entering the shop, is suggesting otherwise.
Sign Your Name – Terence Trent D’Arby
Reap The Wild Wind – Ultravox
Two Tribes – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Blue Monday – New Order
Everything Must Go – Manic Street Preachers
Marvin Gaye – Puth and Traynor
By The Way – Red Hot Chilis
Mony Mony – Billy Idol
True Faith – 94 – New Order
Common People – Pulp
Is She Really Going Out With Him – Joe Jackson
Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles
Blasphemous Rumours – Depeche Mode
Born To Run – The Boss
Scooby Snacks – Fun Loving’ Criminals
Enola Gay – OMD
Talking Loud And Clear – Ditto
Planet Earth – Duran Duran
People Are People – Depeche Mode
Girl From Mars – Ash
Average Pace 7:30 (mins/km)
Elevation Gain 53 metres
Kms Run 385.3 (trying to get over 400 kms this weekend)
Kms To Do 1632.7
10 Knee/Leg Raises
10 Hollow Rocks
All of which sounds do-able to me (well my hollow rock is rubbish but I can do hollow bodies – just not 10 of them)
Except then I read on and it was repeat 3 times.
So I repeated this mantra – the man is a monster, the man is a monster, the man is a monster…
2 hours later – 3 sets of lunges done! 3 sets of knee raises done. 1 set of hollow body done – holding for 10 seconds. I flaked< I couldn’t do the rocking. Ho hum.