There’s a band making a heck of a racket, honking and parping and banging drums on a Saturday morning for crying out loud. Oh yes, it’s the Lord Mayors’ procession or something similar, I can recall seeing the barriers around the City.
Okay JCR haul your sorry arse out and make sure you head away from the crowds. I’m a bit creaky this morning – runnerchondria has struck and I have an aching hip, which rather mysteriously doesn’t ache when I run, but does when I don’t.
I haven’t actually managed to break the 10km mark for a while and I had planned on doing that this week, but the legs just haven’t had it in them. Today is day 5 of a mini running streak and maybe that’s why they are protesting a bit.
I promise my beleaguered legs to go slower today and aim towards Islington. Fairly uneventful for a run, I loosened up a bit and pootled in and around the Canonbury conservation area. No ninja action today, no tourists in Islington to dodge, no bad weather, no amusing anecdotes, just a humdrum Saturday run. But there was one showstopper and that was the dog.
He was sitting when I passed him and he looked so woeful – I guess that is just the breed’s characteristic. A bus went past and he strained at his leash to look around. Then the lady above stopped and petted him – he leant back against her legs and looked blissful. He was gorgeous so quiet, and placid – I almost fell in love there and then. Slight problem with a no pets policy in the apartment, actually he’s bigger than the apartment, oh and dognapping is most definitely a crime. I satisfied the falling in love feelings by giving him a long pet and having a chat with him.
I met him about the 6km mark and with a spring in my step continued home – I still didn’t break the 10km mark, but managed just over nine. Closer to breaking the 200 to go barrier and that’s good. There will be something magical about seeing a number to run beginning with a 1.
New Moon on Monday, Hungry Like The Wolf – Duran Duran
Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello
Night Fever – Bee Gees
Get Dancin’ – Disco Tex and His Sex-O-Lettes
I Am The Law – Human League
Love’s Unkind (twice)- Donna Summer
Shake the Disease, People Are People, New Life – Depeche Mode
It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
Temptation – Heaven 17
Maid Of Orleans – OMD
House of Fun – Madness
All Stood Still – Ultravox
Beat Crazy, Be My Number Two – Joe Jackson
Average Pace 7:22
Elevation Gain 44 metres
Kms Run 1815.08
To Run 202.92