So…brief recap for those of you too lazy to read previous blogs. In five weeks time I will be running my first 10k and this collection of blogs is going to share the fun of a reluctant runner maybe (huge maybe) becoming a little (tiny incy wincy) bit of a runner!
So far week one was pretty good….oh really, just read the previous one….saves time!
So Week Two
I did manage to get off the floor after Sunday’s run you will be glad to know, the cat was a little annoyed as it had just got comfortable, but really, on floor is not a good way to spend the rest of your life…..although I did spend a good twenty minutes on the floor thinking this could be a good way to spend my life!
I also spent the rest of the weekend all excited after running the ridiculous 9 miles, so week two was looking good…...
Up at 5.20 am again….why don’t the children or animals in this house sleep? I know I am a morning person, but anything before 5.45 is just silly. So by 8.20, when the children get picked up for school, I was more than ready to get out of the house for a run. Weather was good, I was already having a bad hair day, the red top I had put on made me look like a radish…so no excuse really not to run. So I headed out of the door.
Today’s plan was walking one minute and running for five minutes, ten times. Didn’t sound too bad. So I set off for the warmup, this time walking around the field after the big black dog and running incident a few weeks ago…..do you want to know about the Curious Incident of the Black Dog in the Field?…it has nothing to do with this blog, but it is quite short….okay, here goes.
Why running is not fun….Tale 1
A few weeks ago I set off running through the field when a huge black labradour called Penny attacked me. I have two ‘bottom biting dogs’ of my own, so when a large dog runs towards me I am really not that bothered. But once Penny had got hold of me, she just wasn’t going to let go…the poor owner is shouting at the other side of the field “Penny darling, Penny, come here good (!!!) dog” and I am still trying to run with a big black dog attached to my bottom. In the end, I gave up, walked to the top of the field with ‘Good Dog Penny’ still attached to my bottom and returned her to her owner….who rather than aplogise said “well what did you think would happen if you ran through a field, she must have thought you were a rabbit”
So……I walked round the field! And had a lovely run walk combination all the way up to Slaithwaite along the uphill canal, round the canal basin and all the way back again about five miles. Nothing really exciting happened, the run was okay! Excellent!
So to sum up
- 50 minutes of running
- 14 minutes of walking
- listened to Lotte Mullan, Al Lewis and Elvis
- carrying house key and iphone, battled with the earphones
- how do I feel at the end - fine, lovely run
- After the warm up five mins we start running
- about nine minutes later I ask “when are we walking, Nicki?”
- ”Oh” says Nicki “about now”!!!!
- We then walk and talk and talk for two minutes (ends up four and a half)
- Me “when are we running Nicki”…..Nicki “Oh, about now”
- We then run for the five minutes ( ends up six and a quarter)
- Me “when are we walking, Nicki”…….Nicki ‘Oh, about now”
- Do you see a pattern amerging???
|Good hiding place Nicki on the Belvedere|
|Zip Wire Nicki|
|Bunny ears on the swings|
Then off to the pub…. just for a couple, no quiz this time, we popped to the curry house instead
So to sum up….
- Walking - more than I should have
- Running - who know
- Zip wire - 20 times
- parkrunners scared witless - five
- Darkrun quiz winnings - £0.00
- Fun and laughter…..unquantifiable
- Walking - 8 minutes
- Running - 43 minuts
- Carrying - a wobbly bottom
- Listening to Eric Clapton whilst practicing for our upcoming performance
- How do I feel at the end….good!