I was way too over-dressed on this run. I only ever wear one layer but the top I might wear on a day like today was still slightly damp from being washed, so I put on a t-shirt, then I thought I might freeze so put on my London Marathon rejects fleecey. Of course, I was sweltering after a few miles, but appreciated it when we paused at the sandpit in Finsbury Park. It’s a lovely playground, they’ve obviously invested a lot of money in it. Nice cafe too, we used to meet there for our ‘home birth coffee mornings’. It’s always interesting seeing how Hector’s playing style develops. When we went to the sandpit in the summer, he would sit mostly and dig with his hands, but today he was very active, climbing up onto the apparatus and pouring sand down the various tubes.
After our little play I decided it might be good to pop over to the Happening Bagel Bakery as we were so close. You used to be able to buy 12 plain bagels for £2 – not that long ago – then the last time I went in it had gone up to £2.50 and today it was £3! Still a bargain as they are really delicious and fresh from the oven.
The running was ok, by the way! I did feel a bit heavy footed, no aching after Sunday’s long run, just a slight ‘thing’ in my right knee. Hector fell asleep not far from home and is just stirring now…
Time: 57 minutes 13 seconds
Distance: 5.49 miles
Average Pace: 10.25
Best Pace: 7.39