I am actually sitting here in my running stuff, all sweaty so I can write this down while I remember it all. I hope you appreciate the gross lengths I go to for this blog.
I know that my mind wanders at times when I'm out jogging and when I went out tonight I decided that I would try and consciously remember all the things that go through my head when I'm pounding the pavements. Today was the first time I've been out since the Race for Life, my shin was in pretty bad shape for the week afterwards and today was the first day that I felt I'd be up to it so I went out for a little practice.
So this was what went through my head over tonight's 3km run (which took 18 minutes, if you wanted to know my pace. I believe that falls into the category of "snail pace")...
- God I hate the beginning when I'm not properly in my stride, feel like everyone is going "My god look at the size of her arse."
- Gosh there are an awful lot of hydrangea bushes in this part of Hull. Are hydrangeas a middle class plant?
- If there was a middle class plant, what would it look like?
- Oh god, main road coming up, must look like I'm not out of the breath in the slightest so all the car dwellers feel guilty about their sedentary ways.
- Jesus Jack Russell attack! Thank god she had him on a short lead.
- Ugh. Pub coming up. Need to try and run past it and look fit whilst not breathing in any of the second hand smoke.
- Hmmmm maybe I should have just run around the block, am I pushing it too hard?
- Oh god what if the shin splints come back? I'll turn off at the next cut through and not run the whole way to the end of the road.
- Erm...where's the cut through? Oh my god I've gone the wrong bloody way, I shouldn't have gone past the pub, I should have been heading in the opposite direction, there isn't a cut through on this street!
- Ha I love this Running Tracks album that Dorothy got me for my birthday - I'm running to Cliff Richard, Move It.
- Jesus. Pay attention, the car totally nearly reversed into you, less Cliff, more concentrating.
- I should really run round the park and not go straight home.
- No I should just go straight home.
- No I should run round the park.
- No I should just go straight home, don't push it.
- Yes! Home straight, time to pick up the pace a bit. Can see the door.
- Should have run round the park instead of coming straight home.
And that's what went through my head this evening.
Now I really need to get changed because the sweat is drying and now I'm cold.
Really hope the shin splints don't come back.