RUNNING: THE LOST CHRONICLES
Sorry for the lack of updates … but here’s my running round-up from July 2012 onwards:
- Running was good
- Then life was suddenly really, really sad =(
- Then running stopped
- Then running started again, but running was hard
- Then I hated running and wanted to stab running in the tits
- Then Amsterdam Half Marathon happened and it was good
- Then Paris Half Marathon was signed up for
- Then thoughts such as, ‘Ah this running lark is not so bad’ crossed my mind
- Then Paris Half Marathon was just awesome
- Then I liked running again
That basically brings us up to the present day. HIYA!
Run Dem Crew Greyhounds at the Arsenal Emirates Stadium last night - big ups @RasheedDauda for the pic and the amazing Paul @pb1million for leading the group. I’m the one with the lasers coming out of my back.
Emirates is defintely one of the toughest routes for me – long, dark, lonely stretches and inclines in all the wrong places – and I’m pretty sure I whinged all the way through but it was all worth it because I feel absolutely awesome today =)
If you find a lung left behind at Mile End track, please return it to me
I loved going track when I was at secondary school. I used to train at New River amongst the likes of Dwain Chambers, John Regis and Dalton Grant three times a week without fail, even though I wasn’t even doing that many competitions or anything.
Things I associate with those old school sessions:
- Being fast
- Fit boys
Bearing all this in mind, I rocked up to Mile End track with RDC crew yesterday to re-live those glory days.
Things I associate with last night’s session:
- Finding it so hard I wanted to DIE
- Losing a lung
Aside from that, it was amazing. It’s gotta be done - this sub 2 hour Amsterdam half-marathon ain’t gonna run itself! The bastard.
Big ups Paul Bains RDC for leading the session =)
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too tired to even do proper gunfingers at the bupa 10k finish
just looking through my running calendar and WHY WHY WHY AM I DOING TWO 10KS IN ONE WEEKEND, WHY
Bupa London 10K. FML. Oh, and see you next year.
I’m not good in the heat.
I’m moody, I’m not nice to be around and, basically, I’m a total bitch. And in the heat, I’M EVEN WORSE!
See what I did there.
So, bearing all this in my mind, why would I go and FAST MYSELF UP and run a 10k on the hottest day of the year?
I cannot tell you. I cannot tell you.
What I can tell you is that I was so motherfugging hot that
so i’m doing the bupa london 10k again in may. don’t even remember entering tbh, but it was amazing last year so let’s goooooooooo