Then as usual, at about 4:45pm, my enthusiasm for the impending exercise waned a little and I had doubts as to whether I wanted to run, or do the kettlebells.
I had to decide quickly as if I put off my decision to run by any amount of time, I’d be running in the dark and I didn’t want to do that. This week it’s been getting dark around 18:30 so I tried to set my self a goal of getting out the door for 17:30 for a 5 mile run.
As I walked home with all of my doubts, I decided I’d post a question on facebook, and send a text to some friends to get their opinion on what I should do.
The question was: 5 mile run? Kettlebell workout? Or both? You decide. Note the option to ‘Rest’ or ‘skive’ was not in there. 😉
Twinkle toes came back first and said ‘Both. Lazy! lol’. Ha ha and she was right! I waws trying to be lazy!
Paul suggested I avoid the run, and do the Kettlebell workout as I have a long run on saturday. But then I was thinking I should avoid the kettlebell workout if I have a long run on Satruday. I don’t want to be running with sore muscles after starting Kettlebells. 😉
That was all the motivation I needed to change into my running gear and get out the door.
I decided I’d wear my Saucony Kinvaras for a change. They’re odd – less supportive than my Paramounts, but nice and light and comfortable. Only thing is you can almost feel every step you take with them.
It was a pretty uneventful run, but I enjoyed running my old route of up to Queens Park and back. I started out quick, slowed in the middle (with the slight hill) and was faster towards the end. I love knowing the route, every twist and turn and mile split. 🙂 A few new shops had popped up since I was last on the route and they’re finally getting the bit under the M74 on Pollokshaws Road / Eglington Toll done so there’s less roadworks.
5.1 miles in just under 40 minutes. Suits me. As I ran, the sun got lower and lower until it finally disappeared and night time took over. Next week (with the clocks going back) it’ll be dark at 17:30 or before, so I’m glad I took advantage of the evening day light when I could.