Unusually, this morning’s parkrun went exactly as planned! This is because I’d intended all week to have Geth pace me to sub-30, ’cause he’d offered last weekend after I got tantalisingly close again. My cold threw a bit of a spanner in the works in terms of training this week, as it meant I had to skip my midweek long run, but I’m feeling a bit better now and so had no problems keeping up with Geth round the course today. The result was a 29:45 parkrun, a forty-second PB and more importantly my first ever sub-30! This is a real milestone, as it means I finally feel like I’m no longer a slow runner and am instead a solid mid-packer. Just have to get more training in so I can start translating it to longer distances!
We had a relaxing afternoon hibernating with more Final Fantasy IX – which is our now-traditional way to spend autumn and winter Saturday afternoons and made me feel really cosy and autumnal – before enjoying the first of the Strictly live shows. I’m still voting for Danny John-Jules, but most of the contestants are really good this year so it’s going to be an interesting series!
Today’s earworm playlist:
The Clash – I Fought The Law
Barbra Streisand – Memory
Sisqó – Thong Song
Phil Collins – Sussudio
Macklemore and Skylar Grey – Glorious
And a couple of bonus tracks that Geth was humming earlier:
Roxette – Listen To Your Heart
Monty Python – The Money Song