Run, Forrest, Run!

Went out for another run today, determined not to overdo it this time. Ran just over 3 miles, to the office and back. After 5 minutes, discovered that my legs still aren’t quite right from last week, as my calves got sore.

But this week’s lessons are:

  • My old headphones stay in my ears better. Even more so if I put the cable under my T-shirt to stop it flapping about.
  • The second best song was Walls come tumbling down by the Style Council. Yes, I know it’s all a bit eighties, and yes I know that the line about “dangling jobs like a donkey’s carrot” works rally badly, but the song was just the right speed for running, and has a nice positive message about people power.
  • I managed to run just over 3 miles in just over 30 minutes (though I did have a break when I called in at a friend’s house), which is just kind of speed I was hoping for.

So it remains to be seen how sore my legs are tomorrow.

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3 Responses to “Run, Forrest, Run!”

  1. Cheryl Says:

    Really worth taking five minutes after yor run, to stretch the muscles and allow them to cool down. Yuo’ll be much less sore. Promise!

  2. Norwin Says:

    I’m not too bad so far, but I think I may have to give that stretching lark a go.
    Thanks for the advice!

  3. mapgirl Says:

    I agree that “Walls Come Tumbling Down” is a GREAT song during a workout. I love that and feel like jumping up and down during “the class war’s real, not mythologised” line because it’s so fierce. Sometimes I sing along under my breath, but I prefer a chorus that goes, “Just like Cherry Coke,” rather than “just like Jericho.” Try it.

    m.

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