Thanks to UB40 for the tune and the lyrics that are most relevant to me:-
Red, red wine, goes to my head,
Makes me forget that I
Still need you so
Yes, red wine goes to my head, but now not in a good way – after a week of abstinence, one glass and a half of red wine brought about the dreaded pick axe migraine, whilst I was still drinking the stuff! A day and a half later the pickaxe disappeared and it doesn’t matter how much I like red wine, I hate the migraines even more.
Therefore I cannot forget, and must forgo drinking red wine, which is a bummer, as I love red, especially in the Autumn and Winter.
Yesterday’s run was made after my final dose of paracetamol to quell the pounding in my skull. Day 1 = 10km.
I took a slightly different route from usual, going first of all to my usual Mill Lane, Lovers’ Lane and back home on the Slope of Hope, from there and in front of me I saw three people all kitted out in their best walking gear, going for a stroll in the Marche countryside. Our little village actually has a tourist organisation (the Pro Loco) and ‘man from PL’ was leading the group. I buzzed past him, and received a cheery good morning. He was the last person I saw for about 3km, until Laundry Lane when I came across a husband and wife team harvesting their olives. I asked if I could take a photo and they said it wasn’t a problem. The man is holding a rake tool, which is powered and has a compressed air motor to gently ruffle the twigs so the olives drop, We can’t have tree shakers for the olives as they do too much damage to the trees.
I continued my pootle; Babbo Natale drove past and waved at me, making me smile once more and I continued for a quick pitstop for coffee and brioche at my usual cafe stop. After that, I made my way to War of The Worlds Lane, to finish my run. Not a soul around, all quiet even though it was a Saturday morning, no sign of hairy biker man or Artur, so I plodded onto finish just over the 11km mark.
It was a lovely morning, and a nicer run, no twinges, no rain, not too much sun and a sedentary pace. What a lovely way to start the weekend, it certainly banished the memories of the icepick migraine.
Oh and I tried out my ‘famous names – extra cut’ playlist, so this was my inaugural run using it.
I’m Henery The Eighth I Am – Herman’s Hermits
Flash – Queen
The Ballad Of John and Yoko, Eleanor Rigby, Lady Madonna – The Beatles
Doctorin’ The Tardis – The Flag
Romeo and Juliet, Calling Elvis – Dire Straits
So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright – Simon and Garfunkel
I Just Shot John Lennon – The Cranberries
Motorhead – Hawkwind
Elvis Impersonator – The Manics
Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry
Delilah – Tom Jones
Elvis Ain’t Dead – Scouting For Girls
Layla (twice) – Eric Clapton
Clair – Gilbert O’Sullivan
Genghis Khan – Iron Maiden
Lily The Pink, Burke and Hare – The Scaffold
Maid Of Orleans, Pandora’s Box – OMD
Oh Yoko – John Lennon
Uma Thurman (twice) – Fall Out Boy
Stan – Eminem and Dido
Average Pace 7:30
Elevation Gain 192 metres
Kms Run 1691.81 (1700kms I have you in my sights)
Kms to Run 326.19