As D:Ream sang in the 90s and on my playlist today. Actually I’m not sure they can. I am keeping up my 3% placing in the global challenge run by Under Armour – now up to 144,000 folk worldwide.
The leaderboard is still full of cheating profiles too, but realistically I don’t think I can go any higher. Looking at real people, as opposed to some of the bullshit profiles, it’s clear there are some ultra runners who drop 50 miles as a fun run.
I can’t see me ever thinking of 50 miles as a fun run – that’s a car journey.
Things could get better if only I could grow my legs. I was on the South Bank and a fellow runner loped towards me – his legs were at least as high as the Eiffel Tower and I looked at his stride length. Blimey, I reckon one of his was at last four of mine. If I had his legs, I reckon this challenge would be significantly easier proportionately.
I have checked out whether it is possible to extend your stride length and it is do-able, but takes time and can be problematical, so I better continue with my little baby steps.
So D:Ream how about changing that first verse from
You can walk my path
You can wear my shoes
Learn to talk like me and be an angel too
I can’t run your path
I can’t wear your shoes
I have little legs and am very short too
Get Here – Oleta Adams
Don’t Need The Sunshine – Catatonia
Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
Lose Yourself – Eminem
Love Is All Around – The Wets
Barbie Girl – Aqua
Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
Wannabe – Spice Girls
Never Ever – AllSaints
The Power – SNAP
3am Eternal, Blue Danube Orbital – The KLF
Would I Lie To You – Charles and Eddie
Return Of The Mack – Mark Morrison
Move Any Mountain – The Shamen
I See You Baby – Groove Armada
Things Can Only Get Better – D:Ream
Average Pace 6:56 (mins/km)
Elevation Gain 60 metres
Kms Run 430.03
Kms to Do 1587.97
Thanks To Caroline for her sponsorship which brings my fundraising achievement up to 35% of my target.
15 lunges left and right
10 Hollow Rocks
10 Leg Raises
That is his commandment, what I can actually achieve will be different.
An hour later…
I did all the lunges
I did 1 Hollow Rock and 7 Hollow Bodies (not sets, individuals – I find these very difficult, not having a core at all)
I did 20 leg raises, holding for 10 seconds.