Day 7…

…watching the clock.  I don’t often time my runs.  As Jon Richardson says, there are two types of people in the world, “putters” and “leavers”.  To find out which you are, answer this simple question:  “Where are your car keys?”.  Mine are where I left them.  My husband’s, if he drove (probably a rant for another time), would be where he’d put them.  But I digress.

I don’t often time my runs.  As a leaver, getting out for my run always takes a fair amount of time.  After I’ve remembered where I left my trainers, where I left my mp3 player, where I left my gloves, where I left my hat, where I left my house key, where I left my bus ticket and where I left my will to go running, it’s usually about half an hour later than I planned.  So adding in a watch and a heart rate monitor is a complication too far.

But today, in response to comments from fortnightflo and fitographer, I dug out said watch and heart rate monitor and set off on my 7.5km run.  And the verdict was…59mins.  Is this good?  Is this bad?  Don’t know, don’t care.  It felt interminable, and I’m definitely going to be doing a short recovery run tomorrow.  🙂

PS I finished knitting my cat.



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A Bradypus or Sloth am I, I live a life of ease, contented not to do or die but idle as I please; ... [Michael Flanders and Donald Swann]
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7 Responses to Day 7…

  1. I’m definitely a ‘leaver’ but I get very frustrated with myself when I can’t just nip out because I’ve forgotten where I’ve put everything! 😉 Well done on your run. 🙂

  2. shazruns says:

    I’m a leaver too and Mr Perfect always says when I’m ranting about where I have put my keys ‘Where did you leave them?’ The answer follows some thing like *************** knew that they would not be lost.
    Well done on the 7.5 k

  3. Rich says:

    7.5k in 59mins is bloody great mate…. and I’ll tell you why. 7.5k is a good distance in any time. I’m Fitographer and I time my runs. Not sure why actually, but I do. My main focus is to do a good run, whether that be a good distance, good quality paced run or just a run that makes me feel good…… It’s all good. Keep going, leave your watch behind if that’s what you do. just be sure you enjoy it. Rich.

  4. fortnightflo says:

    I agree with fitographer – if you don’t run with a watch carry on! I time my runs because I am stupidly competitive – mostly with myself – I’m always after my PB. Although actually in the last couple of days I have forgotten to turn on my runkeeper and dare I say it, have enjoyed my run more for it…

  5. stephenamp says:

    Def a leaver but live with a mover so things are never where I left them! That cat is waving at me 🙂

  6. abradypus says:

    lol. I reckon I’ve got stuff that moves itself!

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