At 0805 am, my friend Marion collected the kids and they were off to school as usual. I had arranged to meet her later at the Atlantis Bar just across the road for 0900 am, so I had enough time to fit in my run.
Arriving at 0824 am, I managed the first two laps comfortably within my stride. It was 19C and just the right temperature for running – I felt good as the cool breeze blew gently by. The sun came out halfway through the run and although I felt a little uncomfortable – 30 minutes later, I was glad it was over.
Now I need to improve my stamina so that my legs can pound the track even longer. Perhaps not a tall order after all.
Yes, true to say – today was a good day!
I needed the music to keep me going and repeated this track 3 times on my iPod although I didn’t feel or look supa sexy!
The morning started unexpectedly. The kids and I waited until 08:10 am for my friend Marion who had not arrived to take them to school as was the norm. Panic stations began to set in and I rang her up. Little Tim was ill and she had left a message on my mobile at 0630. I jumped into the car and bombed down the motorway to Puerto de la Cruz and then Los Realejos. What a start to the day!
It was already 10:00 am, temperature 20C and I decided to drive down to the track. Running was difficult today due to the warm climes but admittedly I prefer a little rain to cool me down! During the first lap, I felt a painful twinge in the hip area of my body but tried to ignore it and pounded on. I tried not to look up whilst running since I find it off-putting to see just how far I still have to go.
The going was extremely slow but I kept on at it and tried to imagine what I looked like from the back whilst overtaking the walkers on the track. I must have looked a sight for sore eyes and embodied someone in absolute desperation to complete the lap and another lap. Do it again girl. And I did.
I was absolutely thrilled to have completed 5 laps in 30 minutes!
I started thinking about the running track yesterday (Sunday 11th November) or was it the day before? One thing’s for sure and constantly on my mind, I know that it’s the cheapest way of getting fit instead of going into the fitness studio – just look out of the window and what do you see? All that open space, so this morning I was out on the track at 08:27.
The first lap is always worse for me – admittedly not much fun but rather laboured as usual. By the time I got to the second lap, I thought I might manage an extra lap rather than the normal four! For a split second or possibly longer, I felt a spring in my legs. But quicker than I had imagined, my legs gave in and I couldn’t pound the track any longer. I checked my Nike sports watch and it was 08:49 am so almost 4 km and twenty-two minutes later – I stopped. But I shall be out on the track again this week.