Woohoo, today I ran and didn’t fall over. That’s got to be a good day.
I ran home from work. Never done that before and was a bit nervous about it, first because I thought running with a backpack might not be good with my really dodgy lack of balance lately and secondly because I had to get changed at work and leave the building in running clothes!
I planned on leaving my work clothes at work then realised that having a bit of cushioning in the backpack would beat having the wallet, phone etc rattling around in there. Brains, they come in handy some times.
It took a while to get used to the backpack but once I got started, forgot I had it on. Lately I’ve been tending to hunch my shoulders when I run so the backpack might have actually been a good thing for stopping that.
I put on my ipod and decided to listen to a mix I downloaded from fitpod (awesome link from katie p)- downloaded it ages ago and have never bothered to run to it, think it’d be all dodgy doof music, but today I figured a 30+ min mix would be better than dicking around skipping songs etc (I don’t have my playlists loaded onto my new ipod yet). Got to say I was quite impressed. There was some doof but a bit of rock & punk & pop mixed in as well
, since I didn’t know the songs, there was no chance of me singing along (not that I do that often but some chick at the fun run last week was singing very loudly and it’s made me self conscious about it. On the plus side, not only did I overtake her running, I sing better too and that’s saying something — not at all competitive, am I).
Normally it takes me 45 mins at least to walk home from work (it’s only 4 kms, I thought it was longer), depending on the lights. I’ve got to get across three major intersections – Johnson St (or is it Johnstone?), Alexandria Ave and St George’s Rd. That can eat up a good 5+ mins. Oh yeah and stupid Victoria St. That’s 4 major intersections.
Tonight it took me 28 mins to run home. What with backpack strap adjusting time and traffic lights, that’s a good sub 7 min/km time.