It took me ages to get motivated to go running today – it’d be so much more time efficient if I didn’t procrastinate so much, or maybe not since I cleaned up and did some writing etc while NOT running!
I have a 2 km block I run with a big hill and a 5 km block with no hills (except that Clifton Hill hill which is hardly a hill at all and really doesn’t warrant a suburb putting “hill” in their name. Damn you snotty Clifton Hill people, you don’t see us calling our suburb Northcote Hill even though we have a BIGGER hill cos we are not wankers).
So I did the 2km block first then the 5 km block. I did the 5 km in 36 mins which is 3 mins faster than Friday but still woefully slow then I got almost home and decided to do the 2 km block again so I’d be up to a bit over 9 kms (around 9.5 I think). The run was more a slog than a jog!
I wore my HRM today – I’ve not used it for ages and, when I started running, I realised why. My heart rate went up to around 180 within the first block! Because it’s an older model and we have lots of power lines/train lines around here, it spazzs out a lot. It settled down after that and I stayed around 140-150. My calories burnt were around 10 per minute which is what I’d guessimate when I’m running so that’s good.
I need to buy fruit and vege but I’m feeling lazy as so think I’ll just go to the organic shop. It might be more expensive but I really can’t handle the Sunday shoppers at the supermarket. Then I have to go into our local cafe – one of the staff is leaving and we wrote her a farewell poem. After that I have to go into the city. I hate going into the city on weekends – public transport is non-existant and I hate driving into the city and trying to park but I’m getting paid to do a market research thing so I’ll just suck it up. After that, drinks.
Tomorrow I start the new job. It’s only a 2 week contract but might go longer. We’ll see. I’m not sure what I’m going to wear – I really need to buy an iron!