It’s my birthday and so far I’ve been gifted Idris Elba, a dog, chocolate, more chocolate, a prison break tag, and a gait analysis.
Idris is by far the best gift of the day, even if only imaginary, although our friends G and J sent me a pic saying he’d see me soon.I wonder if he is in Granada and if his fiancée knows?
I had planned two x 18km runs whilst here – I blew out on the first one, and as a consequence my run plans are somewhat shot. I made up the first 18k yesteday by doing another 7k, but that meant today I wouldn’t be rested enough to try an 18km.
So I popped out with Idris to The Proclaimers singing I’m Gonna Be 500 Miles and almost got bundled over by 6 or 7 fellow runners, wearing leggings and carrying very heavy backpacks. They were almost dwarfed by the backpacks and they were all trying to beat a deadline – the 9am bell for infant’s school.
I continued on my way again for the delights of Lidl, roadworks, the post office, a slightly derelict industrial estate type place, the back end of the railway lines and similar. Most people come to Granada for the sights, whereas I have been running the shites.
With slightly aching hips, I managed just over 12km and then to my horror Map My Run lost the internet connection and my run was lost. I was almost in tears of frustration as my efforts had got lost somewhere in the inter web. Luckily it seems to have re-appeared, and I no longer have the dilemma of you all having to trust me when I say I did actually run more than 12km.
Happy Idris to me, I think his silent company smiled on my run, and persuaded Doctor Google to fix my Map My Run. We are nowhere near 500 Miles but getting close to 500 kms now.
I’m Gonna Be 500 Miles – The Proclaimers
Modern Love – David Bowie
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Enola Gay – OMD
It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
Disco 2000 – Pulp
Every Day I Love You Less And Less – Kaiser Chiefs
Somebody Told Me – The Killers
Let’s Stick Together – Bryan Ferry
She’s Electric – Oasis
Sign Of The Times – Harry Styles
Lucky You – The Lightning Seeds
Get Dancin’ – Disco Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes (twice)
Love In Itself – Dépêche Mode
Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine – The Killers
World In Motion – New Order
Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks
Susannah’s Still Alive – Ditto
See You – Dépêche Mode
Planet Earth – Duran Duran
I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me – Nik Kershaw (twice)
Vienna – Ultravox
Beat Crazy – Joe Jackson
New Life – Dépêche Mode
Rio – Duran Duran
Average Pace 7:20 (mins/km)
Elevation Gain 85 metres
Kms done 487.1
Kms to do 1530.9