You’ve got to love London, for example we never let a little thing like lack of sun get us down…, we create a kiddies beach on the Southbank to pretend it’s summer proper. And there’s also no limit to the ludicrously named coffee bars you can find.
Are you a gentleman – tick
Do you like coffee – tick
Then why not visit the Gentleman’s Barista coffee bar in Borough Market?
Being neither a gentleman nor in need of a coffee or a beach, I settled for a run instead.
It was great, fast (for a snail runner like me) and feisty. I really enjoyed darting in and out of all the people as it makes a change from Le Marche’s quiet lanes and by-ways.
All the foreign accents and voices punctuating the air – it’s cosmopolitan, young and vibrant. Three school crocodiles along the Southbank, one French, one American and the other Spanish. Skateboarders, mums with prams, lots of middle-aged runners and yay I overtook one and it was a guy too… A lady busking outside Tate Modern, getting a modest ripple of applause and being chuffed to bits when it happened. The usual selfie takers on the wobbly bridge, all the elements of my typical London runs and it was glorious.
My hips were a bit knackered when I’d finished and I was walking like a gibbon. But the hipster runner is back home for 3 weeks – during which time I hope to break the 50% barrier on the Alzheimer’s challenge, before the half year is out.
11kms done. Another 10 planned for tomorrow…
Oh and in case you hadn’t spotted it, I love being home 🙂
I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha
Let’s Dance – Chris Montez
Surfin’ USA – The Beach Boys
I’m Into Something Good – Herman’s Hermits
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Jumping’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
Keep On Running – The Spencer David Group
Baby Love – The Supremes
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Soul Man – Sam & Dave
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Then an iPhone moment ….
Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia and Money, Money, Money all by Abba on a 3 times repeat….
Average Pace 6:26
Elevation Gain 63 metres
Kms Done 974.39
Kms To Run 1043.61