Boy – it was hard getting up to go for a run this morning! I’d woken at half 4, and hadn’t managed to get back to sleep, and by the time the alarm went off at 6am, getting up for a run was the last thing I wanted to do.
By 620, when I should have really been up, I’d decided that I’d run another morning and that I deserved a lie in to half 7. But I’d asked Fit Girl the night before to make me feel bad if I didn’t get up and she did. She was up getting ready anyway, and kept coming into the room reminding me that I was meant to be up and out running.
The minutes kept going by and by about 645, she finally said that I’d still have time for a short run around Maxwell Park, in time for me to be back to get ready and go for work. So I stopped making excuses, and just got up and got dressed. And by 6:54 I’d started my run. :-S
I felt ok running. It was a usual dark morning, before the sun came up and I was comfortable running my old friend Maxwell Park route. It was pretty warm for this time of the year again – about 10-11’C, and it was dry again.
I dodged a few cars at traffic lights, managing to cross just before the lights went green for them, and ran down the middle of the quiet Terregles Avenue for a bit. 🙂 Living dangerously? 😉
About 2 miles in I was pleased to meet Old Dog, and his owner and his friend Barky Dog. I didn’t see them last week when I was out, so I was afraid perhaps something had happened to Old Dog, but it seems I’d just been out a bit early for them.
Old Dog plodded along and his owner walked just ahead patiently with Barky Dog (on a lead). I think they just do about a quarter of a mile loop around the block, but it gets the dogs out. And I don’t think Old Dog would manage any further than that anyway. At least she gets up and out with them.
I finished in just under 35 minutes, my fastest Maxwell Park run for a while, but I hadn’t pushed myself too much, so I was pleased with that.