That was just plain terrible.
Every step of it. Lead legs. Over worked lungs. Aching shoulders and neck. Plod plod plod. When will this be over? Oh and a bad attitude to go with all that too. I know it’s going to be a bad run when even the voices in my head are all negative, usually at least one is sunny.
But I did it.
We were expecting a stormy run today – the rains have finally come and wow have them come! They started yesterday lunch time and from then until 5pm Friday (today) we’ve had 120mm (nearly 5″). There has been flash flooding in different parts of the state.
After all the storms of Thursday that lasted into the night and small hours of the morning, I thought that we would be drowned rats out there early today. I put on a vest and didn’t take my sun glasses. Guess what? While it looked dark and stormy it didn’t rain a drop and the wind was just a nice gentle breeze. At times the sun was out and it was hot and extremely humid. Serious? I should hire myself out for weddings and sporting events. If ever you need fine weather just ask me to come along in my rain coat and gumboots – it’ll be fine for sure!
Eighteen hard slogging kms. It wasn’t pretty. It took me 2:01:05. I had a few walk breaks at the end; I was so exhausted and over it.
My long suffering running buddies Pauly and Louise were waiting at the finish looking fresh as daisies ~ grumble, cuss, curse, grumble ~ How do they do that?
Not a good run today. Not a happy one either. A run in the run bank and a run to remind me that when there are good runs to really enjoy them and to appreciate them. AND a run that reminds me what great running buddies I have, they didn’t growl at me they just kept on running and chatting between themselves (and having a bit of a giggle too).
Best part of the run apart from stopping and turning off my GPS watch? Saying hello to Louise’s new baby doglet Marley and her gorgeous big doglet Eddie.
Happy running 🙂
PS at the 3rd km I was ready to hang my running shoes up forever… not feeling quite like that now. Man it was a tough day in the office. AND I must be feeling better because Louise and I have been hatching New Zealand running plans for 2017 – marathon plans – I must be over the bad run.
PPS What a crazy couple of weeks: fire and smoke to heavy rain, huge hail and flooding. The El Nino weather pattern is making his little presence felt in a big way as he always does.