Wet and wild
Very wet and wild Saturday morning, on the way to the run it was absolutely dogging and catting it down and when I got to the start it wasn’t much better. Anyway I donned my waterproof top (well waterish proof) put the hood up and heroically ran into the maelstrom. It was all splashy and in your face rainy and I only got a few hundred yards before I decided it best to continue without the hood up. With squinty eyes I ran off into the deluge and it was all quite refreshing, I thought actually that I was piling on the pace but it turned out at the turning point that I was doing a pretty average time. Still I continued on in a similar vein and I managed to do a credible but not too exceptional nine miler. The rain moved to spits and spots after some time – I honestly didn’t notice it dying down – and the rest of the run was more civilised.I thought it was interesting that the few people who were out all to a person replied to my well wishes of “Good Morning” proving that hardened rain none-adverse walkers and runners are far more polite than their fair-weather equivalents. Well at least I seem to remember them all answering anyway though I might have been a bit preoccupied with the rain in my hair, eyes, nose and anywhere else it could get.
Noticed at the start that a bit of the builders work had been completed, see panorama, and the fence had started to come down, who knows I might be able to return to my full run sometime in the near future.
Was running today for the first time with my Fitbit Flex that arrived yesterday, it’s an activity monitor that sits on your wrist as a reasonably sexy wristband, I’ve heard that the London set match there’s with gold Rolex watches for uber-coolness, it’s pretty brilliant however I only have a Casio G-Shock Ceptor for it to go with . Getting used to integrating it with the results of my Garmin Forerunner Watch, made a bit of a cock up this morning because I’d set the time wrong on the Fitbit and the results read as though I’d done my run twice on the Fitbit dashboard. Basically there was the Fitbit log of the run and then at the end of the hour there was the Garmin run as I’d got the Fitbit running an hour fast. Still the integration of the two systems – apart from my obvious mistake – is really easy to do and they complement themselves really well. I would love the Fitbit Aria Scales too as my current Salters ones don’t integrate with the Fitbit system. However I’m not too sure how accurate they are and they only do seem to record body fat and weight.