Meanwhile I bunked a run tonight due to a sort of impromptu celebration.
An impromtu celebration??
DT - I find parkrun quite useful if I have a purpose eg bit of quality, gauge where I am with my training, run a 5k PB but also a bit of an unwelcome temptation - so I try in the main to resist if its just a case of pushing myself hard for 5k when I'm not fit enough to run a PB or my training for the week would be better off without the parkrun in it.
This weekend though I am working all the time so will be hard enough just to squeeze in some runs. 6 miles yesterday with some 250m hill intervals off long recoveries.
Morning everyone - I'm with the run outside crowd Charlie - even in the worst weather when I run past the leisure centre and see people plodding up and down on a treadmill I have a shake of the head and a smug smile to myself but they are probably doing the same when they see me running past with two/three layers, a hat and gloves leaning into the wind and driving rain so each to their own.
I thought gyms had mirrors so that vain/well sculpted people could look at themselves - although in actual fact if I ever do weights in the house (I go through a phase once every 6 months or so) I do find myself seeking out a mirror afterwards just to check that the sparrow living beneath my chin is stil alive and well .
Lit (or anyone else) - those torches - do you ever find after you've run for about an hour that you get a bit of a headache from the strap constriction? I've tried loosening but if its tight enough to keep the light on firmly this does seem to happen - often by then its light enough anyway so I just carry it for rest of the run.
In non-toilet news, I canned my run this morning after getting up and looking out the window to see it tipping down with what seemed near hurricane force winds. Not often I bottle a run but I'll give it a go after work instead.
The weather for the last 4 runs I've done in last 4 days have been glorious sunshine and warm, showers and a rainbow, cloudburst, and a gale this morning - I'm expecting snow, hail or thunder and lightning tomorrow.