The Beast from the East has returned, hurrah, I had one of my best runs last year when he came to visit.
However, said Beast from the East, is a little smaller this time around. Not so much snow as a scattering of slush on the pavements.
Today is the day, I go for my rehab run – yes I am officially allowed back on the pavements of London.
Runderwear – ready
Socks – ready
Running Tights – ready
Base Layer – ready
Running Top – ready
Gloves – ready
Bobble Hat – ready
Spotify – ready (my new Blue Monday Remedy playlist)
Runner – ready
Out I venture and my warm up walk takes me to the delights of Silicon roundabout. Then I start the running to J Geils and Freeze-frame – what an appropriate tune for my first time out in 3 weeks. My hip and thigh are twingeing a bit, so I am as slow as a snail. Good job really as the pavements have a lovely mix of London Road detritus mixed in with the slush – think liquorice coloured rather than dayglo. It’s a bit slippy underfoot, and as I can famously fall over a twig, I gingerly run to the fish shop – more or less a 2km run as the physio ordered.
Not much to report really, plenty of slush, a couple of mini-slides, and a few twinges but it was wonderful to get out again. Not entirely sure how much good or damage I may have done to my leg, but no doubt the Physio will tell me on Tuesday. Jancanrun has just done a run, it’s not big, long, fast or clever, but it is a run, and there’s about another 60 tracks on the Blue Monday playlist to get through, at this rate that’s about another 10 runs.
Freeze-Frame – J Geils Band
Centrefold – J Geils Band
Too Drunk to F… – Dead Kennedys
Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown
Disco Inferno – The Trammps
Time = over 15 minutes, I told you I was slow
Pace/Elevation – immaterial