30 Nov – Stroppy Salmon, Shoes and a Squirrel

Last run for November and I have to do more than 8kms to get under the 100km to go barrier.

First up, I have to do a mini-stop at a shop to get a refund for an order (the truck got hijacked and my order has gone AWOL along with 20 other orders too). I remember very clearly saying to the woman on the phone ‘The local store will know that this order has been cancelled and they will be able to refund me won’t they?’ I knew I shouldn’t have believed her when 1km into my run, a short pause became a long stop, waiting for a shop assistant to have to phone the same number that had phoned me… 15 minutes later, my pause and patience were both up. I left the shop in a strop, without my refund.

As I stomped along Holborn, I decided the best thing do was to go shopping in a shop where I am known, they usually have the stock, and things are simple. So I run-stomped my way back to the fish shop, obviously my fish carrying pouch top was being washed after its last outing with two crabs and a sea bass, so I was reliant on good old fashioned hands to carry my wares home.  

And it was bliss, a nice run, the weather was quite warm, not many folk around, clear pavements and my new trainers – Hokas – were really bouncy. I bought my salmon, Robbie and Sam at the shop asked how my challenge was going and wished me luck. With more of a spring in my step, I pootled off home,  and in Fortune Park – a great name for not such a great space, I chased a squirrel all along the path. I was holding my salmon, he was clutching on to an acorn, both of us scurrying home with our dinners. 

And now a small sigh of satisfaction escapes my lips – I have now fewer than 100kms to run. Albeit a tiny smidgeon less than 100kms, but job done, and my earlier strop has been run totally out of my system.

Playlist

This was supposed to be the Mummycav mix, but the fruit phone had a fit…

Alison – Elvis Costello

Helena – My Chemical Romance

Poison Ivy – The Lambrettas

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Queen of Clubs – KC and The Sunshine Gang

Oh Yoko – John Lennon

Don’t You Want Me – Human League

Is Vic There? – Department S

Night Fever – Bee Gees

All Stood Still – Ultravox

Baggy Trousers – Madness

Stats

Distance 8.68km

Time 58:34

Average Pace 6:44

Elevation Gain 45 metres

Alzheimer’s Challenge

Kms Run 1918.41

Kms To Run 99.59

2 thoughts on “30 Nov – Stroppy Salmon, Shoes and a Squirrel

  • Whoop whoop, you’ve broken the 100kms mark!! Well done Jan…& I LOVE your new trainers, they look like they’ve got many happy runs tucked into them. I’m looking forward to your royal run, I feel like it ought to be televised, being the queen of running this seems the right thing to do….minus the fish though, maybe a wand or something instead?! So glad you out ran your strop, running is so good for the head!! Well done xxxx

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  • Yup the fish needs to be left at home tomorrow, but it is Sunday, so no problem there. Big run tomorrow more than 10km if I can and a revisit back to the stupid shop to get my refund. So the strop may appear again! But I promise your mojo will undoubtedly go to nicer places…. I’ve never had Hokas before they have a cunning strap on the heel so you can pull them up. And they are super bouncy… which is much better than my old Brooks which were definitely fraying at the edges. I’d quite like a sexier running jacket… so maybe after I have got my refund, I may just end up shopping again….

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