an eventful run

So usually my runs are duller than chess, but today it was quite exciting really.  I almost got run over twice (by the same lorry), I passed 3 other runners (no they weren’t going the other way) and my watch reset itself halfway round the run (bloody annoying).

So there I was trudging along the quayside minding my own business when a lorry driver decided that a stop sign didn’t apply to him, if I didn’t sprint and get out the way quick snap I’d have been pretty flat by now.  Of course I voiced my displeasure at him, but he was foreign and didn’t seem to notice.  I continued my run and the lorry slowly drove past me, I got to another road crossing before him and started to cross over.  At this point he had stopped, clueless as to where to go so he decided to turn into the road I was crossing.  Another sprint and some gesticulation this time, bloody idiot!  I soon got into my rhythm again and was bombing along the beachfront and I passed not one, not two but three other runners.  It felt good, eat my dust slow coaches!  Then I decided to see how long I’d been running for, 0:00:00.  Brilliant.

The run felt good, my knee help up well and the pace was, I think, pretty fast.  The only downside (aside from almost dying) was the fact my head was a big sweaty mess.  I  need a woolly hat to stop the sweat getting in my eyes but its getting warmer now so I may need to invest in a *gulp* head band of sorts.  Watch this space.

Music wise, I got a hold of A-Trak’s “Running Man: Nike + Original Run”.  Its a 45 minute compilation of upbeat techno and hip-hop designed especially to help you keep your pace up.  It seemed to work, there are others available including one by De La Soul and another by LCD Soundsystem, I may need to get them too.  Watch this space too.


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