Upping The Distance

I had earmarked today as the day I was going to attempt to up the distance I was running.  It was a beautiful morning, so around 9 am I set off to do five miles or so.  I had my Garmin 405 with me so I’d get an accurate distance measurement.  Unfortunately, today I had to run without the company of the magnificent Peggy-Dog, because the route wasn’t all on off-lead ground and it was also probably too hot for her to run for an hour.

I knew the route I was going to take, but I wasn’t sure of the exact distance.  As it turned out it was pretty much bang on five miles, and I ran for about fifty minutes in total.  And that included a little stop to say hello to a gorgeous German Shepherd too!  It was a great run, I felt good all the way round, and despite the extra distance it wasn’t a problem.  In fact, if anything, running five miles again is like getting back to Distance Basecamp when I look back on the running I’ve done.

Last night I decided – actually, I decided days ago, but last night I beat my apathy – to put up for sale all my decent, sellable PlayStation 3 games: Uncharted 2, Modern Warfare 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, FIFA 10, MAG.  I haven’t played anything on my PS3 for nearly a month now and I decided I may as well have the cash instead.  I am considering using it to part-fund a PSPgo, but now that we’ve – Gillibobs and I – bought Jay-Z tickets for June, I may use the cash for that instead.  Not really very interesting, I know, but it’s all I got today.

And now it’s time for tea.  Any runners out there – or people that do any form of exercise – will know there’s nothing like the hunger you get from physical exertion.  Bring on the chicken casserole!

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