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!