As opposed to looking down – it seems people are flagging and there is a sense of downness about the place, well I am going to buck this trend by looking up. The good news is over on thereisasixpackunderhere, where Susan is getting even closer to her six-pack self in her excellent Juneathon 6km+ challenge, it really is working! Some upward gazing took place on this morning’s run as I managed to go in a big old circle around Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries, exceeding all previous meanderings. When eventually I located an exit (it really isn’t that big you know), I headed up the hill of Hilly Fields as covered in last night’s Parkrun meet-up. I think the course is going to be a good one, though the off-path sections could prove very muddy in wetter weather. When we walked the route last night I was surprised how boring I am in my Hilly Fields runs, never having been up one or two of the paths we took, so I was surprised this morning when I found myself following a woman along the grass, taking pretty much the same route as we had worked out. I would never think of going that way! After a couple of loops I headed home to collect my gym stuff then did some of that there stepper thingy and some heavy weights (not really heavy, just heavy for me, though I have discovered I have incredibly strong inner thighs – I keep having to add more and more weight to satisfy their clenching needs).
Does anybody need any nuts cracking?
Distance: 3.31 miles
Time: 37 minutes 04 seconds
Average Pace: 11.12
Best Pace: 8.15
(I seem to have slowed down over the past few days, but then I am ill. Cough, cough)
Stepper: 20 minutes
Weights: 45 minutes