Sunday – Migraine
Monday – Remainder of Migraine
Tuesday – Pouring Down
Wednesday – A Run in the Sun
Route today – patrol outside our house, Mill Lane, Lovers’ Lane, Hill That Kills, Bendy Scary Road, War Of The Worlds Lane.
Heat and sweat levels high due to badly chosen wardrobe choice – leggings and base layer. Shorts and a tee-shirt would have been much better, hence a mid-run wardrobe adjustment, rolling up legs of leggings a la Compo from Last Of The Summer Wine.
In this sartorial elegance, I was stopped by a motorist on the bendy, scary road.
Motorist – Signora, please stop there is a problem with this road sign
JCR – scusa (I didn’t hear him properly and thought he was talking about the post office – entirely different sounding words – my Italian is rubbish at times)
M – this roadsign is in the middle of the road and is dangerous
JCR – ah yes
M – do you know whether the road is closed?
JCR – no I have not long returned from holiday and don’t know
M – maybe this is a joke, who put it there?
JCR – I don’t know
M – why is it here?
JCR – I don’t know
M – it is dangerous
JCR – Yes
M – he shrugs and drives off
I am still utterly perplexed as to what he thought I could do about it, maybe he just wanted to share his frustration or maybe he was warning me, but I was on the other side of the road and unaffected by it.
I was wearing stripy leggings a la Compo, and a plain top – no fluoro or dayglo to be seen, so I couldn’t have looked like a council worker… Is my future Autumn running to be punctuated by random chats with strangers?
Common People – Pulp
Barbara Ann – Beach Boys
Darling Nikki – His Purple Highness*
Girl From Mars – Ash
Parklife – Blur
The Reflex, Girls on Film, Save A Prayer – Duran Duran
Live and Die – OMD
Unbelievable – EMF
Everything Must Go – The Manics
Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll – The Killers
Crazy in Love – Beyoncé
Born To Run – The Boss
Get Dancin’ – Disco Tex And His Sex O Lettes
Wishing Well – Terence Trent D’Arby
Night Fever – Bee Gees
Average Pace 6:55
Elevation Gain 50 metres
Kms Done 1584.57
Kms to Run 433.43