Posted by: fitartist | January 20, 2011

Janathon Day 20: Power Pushing

I had, once again, intended leaping out of bed and bedecking myself with Lycra to endure enjoy an early morning run, but of course that didn’t happen (I’m soooo tired at the moment). Instead, I persuaded Hector to go for another running buggy run, with the promise of some remote control car fun at the end. So, into the under-stair cupboard I ventured once more, we really need to sort that arrangement out. I hadn’t realised quite how cold it was and, as he was feeling stubborn – ‘I am the boss!’ – Hector said he didn’t need his big woolly blanket, just the thin, smaller one. We soon paid the price when he started complaining of feeling cold after about five minutes. Bad mother. I kept it short and local, with a few laps around the park but, before we could enjoy the flat surface alongside the running track, we had to go over the ‘spirally footbridge’ that crosses the railway line. Oh my, it’s steep and I must have looked like I was going in slow motion on the way up, then like Laurel and Hardy on the way down!

I like running at this time of day, you see lots of women and older people plodding around happily and everyone is just getting on with their own thing. I did feel bad every time Hector said he was cold, and I did offer him my Grim T-shirt to keep him warm, but he took one look and said no. ‘Just once more up here, round here and back over the spirally footbridge and we will be home!’ I then promised to take him to the cafe for a hot chocolate to warm him up after I had changed. We both enjoyed that part of my run.

Janathon day 20:

Time: 32 minutes 32 seconds

Distance: 3.06 miles

Average Pace: 10.38

Best Pace: 6.51

Calories: 347

 

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Responses

  1. Mmm hot chocolate lucky Hector and you makes it all worth while-almost!

  2. Restorative hot chocolate is the best! And I’m impressed with anyone who can not only get themselves but also a small person out and jogged as well. It’s as much as I can do to get myself out of the door! πŸ™‚

  3. Shaz – If I had a hot chocolate every time, I would be cancelling out all that running! Shame.

    Helen – It’s a challenge! It does seem harder when you have a little person tempting you to not go, or keep going, double the motivation needed. On the other hand, he says: ‘Faster Mummy! Faster!’ πŸ™‚

  4. I like the wire trolley against the wire fence.

    A well earned hot chocolate

  5. I like the trolley photo. So much fun things could be done with a shopping trolley on a running track….


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