Sunday, 22 January 2012

The Abbasi Brothers - Mr Boe

A slow 7 miles and I got to that zen place where you're first concentrating on breathing in over four steps then out over four more then your mind begins to wander and before you know it you've forgotten you're running.

I also managed to run the whole way up a half-mile long hill without stopping to walk for the first time today.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Just A Girl

I'm just a girl
Guess I'm some kind of freak
'Cause they all sit and stare with their eyes.

A funny thing happened during my Sunday run. As I was running on the pavement next to a busy road near where I live a man in a car drove past me and beeped me several times in quick succession. He made a few gestures but he was going to quick for me to see what they were.

I was too busy on Sunday to blog about it. So I thought to myself, 'The next time this happens I can blog about it and use 'Just a Girl' by No Doubt as the song for the post.'

Now isn't that a fucking depressing state of affairs?

The next time

The next time

The next time


Turns out I didn't have to wait long.

I went for a run this afternoon at around 4pm because I'm off work and able to take advantage of running when it's light so I can see where I'm going and take a few traffic-free paths that aren't lit at night. As I was running down the high street, listening to music and enjoying myself I got beeped by two men in an orange transit-style van. The one nearest to me had his window wound down and he yelled something but I couldn't hear him over the sound of the music playing on my iPod. I didn't react and continued running, like I do every time this happens.

I already have another song lined up for the next time this occurs.

Today's run: Slow 4 miles in 39:20

Monday, 16 January 2012

Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun

Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun

The day was icy, the sky was blue, the sun pale.

I started my first day of my first week of marathon training today with a slow 3 mile.

It felt much like the above song.


Mr Scientist admonished me for not running far enough because the marathon will be 26 miles.


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Today was a very slow 8 miles in 1:21:07.

It went better. It was also the farthest I've run in a long while.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Enta Eih

At first I didn't want to run today, then I felt so miserable I wanted to run for miles until my body gave out. Then I went to my running club and was so crap I was asked if I was feeling unwell and did I want to go home.

No, sorry, I'm just rubbish.

Enta Eih is a sad song, but it reminded me of my time in Syria. I loved the song, however my housemate had an irritating speed-up electronic version on her phone and it used to drive me mental.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Limit to your love

Running: Monday 6 miles
                Thursday 2 miles
Feelings: Chilled.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

New Year's Resolutions

Fitness related New Year's Resolutions

Get down to 10 stones
No alcohol in January
Run a marathon on 6th May.

A happy New Year to everyone!