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!
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!