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!
Got the kids off to school at 0800 am and I hesitated to get into the car and drive to the outdoor sports track. Why was that? It was raining cats and dogs again, but it wasn’t cold at all, quite pleasant really only 17C today.
I decided not to let this call of nature keep me indoors, after all, I’ve coped with rain, sun and not to mention snow in the British Army participating in cross country championships that the other servicewoman weren’t too keen on doing – – no big deal – are you kidding Jenny? My superiors talked me into doing it.
Get out there girl!
Anyway, today was a good day for me – although I didn’t know it at the time. I ran not four laps as was the norm but five laps! That’s something to get excited about – almost 5 km.
It’s amazing what goes through your mind when puffing and panting – with the funky iPod music pounding in my ears – a six footer guy jogged fast me – he made it look oh so easy. I, in turn, compared my thighs to his – thighs half the size than mine. Sugar, Jenny, run another lap and shake it off!
I felt exhausted after 3 laps, but moved into gear during the fourth lap then realised that I could just about manage another lap. Exhilarating! What a feeling – you know the Flashdance track?
Finished off with step-ups to the “Don’t Talk” track – I couldn’t talk – I was shattered.
I’ll be out again . . .
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The kids left for school this morning at 0800 am and I jumped in the car at 0810 am to head for the running track!
What a sight for sore eyes! Can you believe that I was the only person on the track? What a feeling. The first lap was laboured, but I managed to focus my thoughts on regulating my breathing and literally heard my legs plodding the track like an elephant as I pushed through the pain spurred on by a Peven Everett music track on my iPod.
I kept repeating the lyrics in my head – you got me in your eye, got me in your eye, got me in your eye – do it again, do it again, do it again – come on girl, come on girl, come on girl! That (including a lot of sweat and rain) got me around the 4 laps and I felt thoroughly exhilarated afterwards – job well done!