Monday, 21 September 2009

Forgive me Ron Hill for I have sinned

Last week was a bit of a wash out. Only 8 miles on the bike and 2 (not a typo) miles running. For the bike, I have valid reasons due to 2 gigs in North London and a day away with work. It's not good as I really, really wanted to cycle in too. Especially when the alternative was dealing with the general public and those effing school children in the morning! See! A valid excuse. What do you mean 'what about the running?'. Oh OK.

This is not one of those 'I can't do it, give me sympathy posts' I promise. I just didn't want to. During the week was a little tough due to the reasons above but I could have done a little more I reckon. As it was, the only run consisted of a run to the shops to buy my dinner (and wine) and then back again. Albeit a tad slower due to not wanting to damage the wine! Then the weekend and the planned 10 miler came.

7:30am Saturday and on comes Xfm to wake me up. I switch it off, get out of bed and use the facilities. Come back into the bedroom, walk past running stuff, get back into bed and LG says 'Aren't you running?'. Response. 'Nope, can't be bothered!'. And in all honesty, I'm going through one of those moments. I put one foot in front of the other for anywhere between 5 and 13 miles and can guarantee my time within a few minutes. When I run faster, I hurt. When I run slower, I get bored. I mean come on, does it really make one iota of difference if I run 13.1 miles in 1:58:30 or 1:54:30?? Does it matter that much?!?! If I do amazingly well and reach my unlikely goal of 1:50:00, will my life change? Nope. Will I lose the belly I've paid for since I was 18? Nope.

It's not that I don't want to run anymore, I do! Especially with things like Rat Race this coming Saturday and Grim 8 in Dec. They're going to be such a laugh and I'm even looking forward to the Royal Parks. I love being able to run reasonable distances but not for the first time, I kinda hope I haven't got into VLM when we find out next month. I just don't know if I can put the massive effort required and come out the other end still enjoying it. We'll see I guess!

I'm sure come next week I'll be back where I was a couple of weeks ago and wanting to get below that 8:23 m/m again but for now, sod it!

1 comment:

  1. As long as it was two miles in a row, I am sure it is fine.