Running on empty
I’m running on empty as I’m still suffering from last weekend’s excursion to Download. I think the problem I have is that I can no longer binge for three days on cigarettes and not expect there to be consequences. This time however there wasn’t just a couple of days to pay for but a whole week and still my times haven’t picked up to the two minutes faster times of a couple of weeks ago. Granted there was a bit of a wind today but the wind was behind me for half of the run and the run time today was even slower than the ones I posted earlier on in the week – when I thought I was going really slow.
Got up early and took my time getting ready, I read a bit of he papers and had a coffee with honey and skimmed milk and took 2,000mg of vitamin C. It didn’t look too bad outside but I soon revised my plans when I stepped out of the door to get in the car. Not only was it a bit brisk but it was a bit brisk and windy too and you could easily multiply that by 50% when you got over to Seaton, thankfully I went back into the house, took off my t-shirt over long sleeved top and changed into a t-shirt under my mega-brilliant Adidas hoody, so I was nice and toasty.
Sure enough on getting to Seaton it was doom and gloom cloudy, there was a nasty wind and it was pretty cold. I managed to strike up another conversation with one of the council workers who was cleaning up the car parks and after that I headed off down the front – past the black gate as I believe the worker referred to it – whooo – Slaugtered Lamb and all. It was all a bit Captain Speedy on the way out, there was a strong wind following along and it pushed me on till I couldn’t run that fast any longer. The way back was absolutely the opposite with a thick soupy head wind to challenge me and the feeling that I was knackered from all the Captain Speediness ran in the opposite direction. Tried out the Hello game and got nearly 100% acknowledgement (some waved rather than spoke) apart from some miserable dog walker, who if I’m being charitable might not of heard me. Only a couple of runners out this morning, one headed down a flight of stairs to the beach before I could catch him up and another was that girl I seem to see almost every time I run, the girl with the strange gait.
Got home after a trip to Tesco and Dalton Piercy and started a bit of a new regime with my Protein smoothy, vitamin E, Omega 3, multi-vit and glucosamine and chondroitin, washed down with a fluke of a victory by the British Lions over Australia in rugby.
Not a bad start to a day, despite running on empty