October 24th, 2009


What's my Motivation....

OK it's 9:15 I should be out running ....instead I'm torrenting. and still tucked up under the duvet.

Should be doing the usual 3.5 km death run, in battle order, with 15kg strapped to my back, but when I did a slightly longer run on tuesday in central London, in running kit instead of boots and combats and reams of photocopy paper instead of water bottles I picked up injuries.

The paper being sharp edged has rubbed raw the entire central part of the lumber area of my back and weirdly, doing the run in my acis running shoes has f'ed up ankles. I have micro-tears along the length of both tendons- they don't hurt any more (though that could be the bottle of red I polished off last night). I suppose my high leg boots would immobilise the tendons and if I keep mostly off road/cross- country I should be ok.

It's just that I don't want to.........

They're coming to take me away Ha Ha ! They're coming to take me away Ho Ho

Ah rainy autumn runs ...great stuff:

I figured a watched torrent never downloads, so I kitted up and sodded off.
Usual route.

Only managed to chase one mental squirrel.

I say 'chase' it bounced a few paces away warily while managing to look contemptuously over it's shoulder. Which for a squirrel I thought was quite a feat.


Grazes up my spine are ok as the water bottle loaded day sack sat off 'em, but the blisters across the top of my left foot are all open again. I thought I'd be able to get away without covering them - seemingly not.

I varied the pace of the run today starting quite slow and picking it up on the hills, actually managed a sprint up the last hill to the top of my road - was quite glad I hadn't had anything to eat or drink this morning as I was dry-retching at the end of it. If I'd have had my porridge oats as usual they'd be in the gutter outside.

Gnarly/insane who's to say.

Still I have learned on thing, and that is there's nothing the body can't endure if it's able to listen to Johnny Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra performing "the Desert Chase"......