Sunday was a run day, and it became reordered due to a pesky migraine. I did get up late to do my run at 10 o’clock – evening not morning – Sunday therefore became a ‘no run’ day. I estimate I’ve lost about 100km this year due to migraines, which is somewhat irritating but the situation is improving, so fingers crossed that’s the limit of impact reached.
Today’s run needed to be a good one on distance to make up for the slippage. Mr JCR promised to pick me up at the cafe, giving me a +/-10km target for today.
Monday’s are always sleepy and today was no different. Up to Mill Lane the crunch of leaves and a few slippy acorns underfoot led me into Lovers’ Lane. Ahead of me Mr & Mrs Walking Sticks, I’ve seen them a few times over the summer, I think they must do mid-morning walks as I rarely see them early on in the day. Mr WS was very polite and stepped out of my way when I pootled past and on my return loop, they both said buongiorno.
Down the Hill That Kills and onto the Bendy, Scary Road, I was warming up nicely and then tasted my water. Eeeuuggghh it was full of saline – we evidently have an issue with our water softener, as this is the second time in a week. Okay never mind, just focus on getting the run done without water – luckily as it’s cooler I don’t need as much so it’s hardly a crisis. As I was wiping my mouth one of the many Puntos here passed me – it was Babbo Natale and he tooted me. My assumption is that it was a toot of recognition rather than irritation.
Onto fish shop village, just about hitting the 8km mark and I was passed by a very bright lime green cyclist, talking on his mobile phone, whilst he was being overtaken by a car. Brave or stupid – you decide.
Up to Bin Lane where all was quiet and my run passed without incident – after the 9km mark a little dog joined me for a jog – he lasted about 25 metres and then turned back home. He was much nicer than the nasty, yappy, jumpy dogs in Argo’s loop. Finally, I hit 10km on the All Roads Lead To Rome road, and whilst my legs were a bit tired, I felt I’d had a lovely run out, seeing Babbo Natale and meeting a new dog friend, oh and passing the 1,000 mile mark which, for the curious amongst you, is 1609.34kms.
Ring My Bell – Anita Ward
I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha
Yes Sir, I Can Boogie – Baccara
Cruel Summer – Bananarama
Sunny – Boney M
Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton
I Feel For You – Chaka Khan
Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
Love Come Down – Evelyn Champagne King
Rhythm Is Gonna Get You – Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine
Pul Up To The Bumper – Grace Jones
Ain’t Nothing Going On But the Rent – Gwen Guthrie
Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown
Funkytown – Lipps Inc
Borderline – Madonna
Forget Me Nots – Patrice Rushen
Stir It Up – Patti LaBelle
Jump, I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters
Car Wash – Rose Royce
Ain’t Nobody – Rufus and Chaka
Let The Music Play – Shannon
Lost In Music – Sister Sledge
How Will I Know – Whitney Houston
Average Pace 6:49
Elevation Gain 43 metres
Kms Run 1612.87
Kms To Run 405.13 ( three hundreds in sight!)