Fish features a lot in my running blog, mainly because the fishmonger is about 3km away from home and so it is a convenient place to run to/from for a short trip.
This morning however, I thought I’d run a little further so headed out towards Holborn. Under the Beech Street tunnel, which is currently being re-fitted for a light installation as part of the City of London’s Culture Mile – I was running in and out of lighting gaffers and machines. This makes a change from the rumble of non-stop traffic.
I aimed for Gray’s Inn Road, to do a loop towards Islington. It was quiet and warm and a lovely morning to be running. At last I arrived at the fishmongers and ordered my fish – Robbie now greets me with phrases like ‘here comes the marathon runner’. He asked me my running plans for the upcoming week and I explained we’d be in Granada in Spain for a short break to see the Alhambra. He then waxed lyrical about free tapas and how great the weather will be there (he is Spanish btw). I then explained Granada is getting exactly the same weather as we will, so it will be cold.
As he said if it’s cold at least the uphill running won’t be too bad. Let’s hope so. Armed with my lemon sole and Cornish crabs, I trotted back home – back again through the Beech Street tunnel to buy bread and cheese.
By this stage I think I was carrying about 5/6kgs of food, whilst running. This errand running is more like weight training. Maybe I need to get a proper errand rucksack for my running?
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
Every Day Hurts – Sad Cafe
Fade To Grey – Visage
Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
Living On The Ceiling – Blancmange
Eighties – Killing Joke
Liberator – Spear Of Destiny
Trapped – Colonel Abrams
Church Of The Poisoned Mind – Culture Club
Ride On Time – Black Box
It’s A sin – Pet Shop Boys
Gold – Spandau Ballet
Don’t Go – Yazoo
Average Pace 7:50 (mins/km)
Elevation Gain 30 metres
Kms Done 443.3
Kms to Do 1574.7
mmm still no instructions – better squat and do press-ups then…