Late 9 miles

Hubby was busy today so that left me with madam and unable to run till late, but I did learn alot through the course of the day and run. Let me share my new found knowledge:-

  • When you hoover and your house ends up smelling like BBQ its time to clean the filters.
  • Putting sprinkles in cake mix and making cupcakes with it makes a lovely looking cake when you bite in to it.
  • When engrossed in book in the park under a tree, beware of silent approaching madam she will scare the **** out of you with the word “Mum”
  • Running later in the day is good too
  • Running after sweet ‘n’ sour chicken probably not so good as repeats
  • Dog walkers NEVER move out-of-the-way what ever the time of day
  • My shadow is fab after 7 pm long, thin and elegant
  • Running at night makes me feel old not just because I am or because I’m knackered after 7.30 but because you see all the club goers making their way in to town “no love that is a BLOUSE not a DRESS” and “Shorts despite their name should atleast cover your bum“, quite proud that I managed to pass by without making a comment or whipping my vest off to cover their exposed flesh up.
  • Running at night means rewarding myself with cup cake and diet coke is normal at 6 am this would be weird and ever so slightly gross

Totals 9 miles ran, very small bike ride to park, 10 minutes sunbathing, 40 minutes under a tree reading scary, gripping book

 

About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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17 Responses to Late 9 miles

  1. I love the shadow point – running mostly in the morning means that mine tends to be stumpy and ungainly. What do you mean “that’s not because of the position of the sun…”?

  2. Steve says:

    Thanks for the e-mail… really nice of you to get in touch like that. I am, of course, following your blog too. 🙂

    The night time running mostly makes me feel dedicated – but having also gone out after 8pm on this Saturday night I do have to agree with you… people don’t wear very much! Definitely the best time to reward yourself with cake though – you put sprinkles IN it? Like actually in the mix?? This sounds delicious. Runners need yummy cake!

  3. Rachel B says:

    7pm running it is then.

  4. plustenner says:

    Love the sprinkles idea, am definitely making some today, I do believe all this hard work deserves a reward 🙂

  5. Hels says:

    9 mile run, you are hardcore and that has inspired me to put sprinkles in cupcakes.

  6. lazybetty says:

    i really like evening runs, especially now it’s still light. totally destresses me and makes the evening seem really long.

  7. Cake at 6am…no problem!! Coke at 6am is a gross idea! I’m off to forage for sprinkles x

  8. Gone Bananas says:

    That’s too funny I know what you mean about the club goers! Sounds like you are doing fab! I can’t wait till I’ve dropped a few lbs on the treadmill so I can brave the pavement! :0)

  9. Maggiee says:

    Ha ha ha… If that’s what feeling old is Luke then I’m glad to feel old… I ended up in a club on boxing day far too sober and had to be restrained from actually covering girls up with my coat!!! I like gripping scary books… What are you reading?

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  11. carahendry says:

    I seem to look long and kind of wide at the same time! Am I on a different planet?

  12. fortnightflo says:

    Fab run well done. I do love when a good book draws you in like that. Now, have we swapped running times?!?! I can’t believe I ran and blogged before you!

  13. runtezza says:

    The first time I read your second-last point I thought it said ‘club runners’ — a very confusing senior moment!

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