Procrastination on Friday night
Our gym is closed on Friday’s so usually Friday is a sportless day. But since V. decided to go swimming, I had to come up with something, too. Well, I decided to postpone the decision till later.
When ‘later’ came, it was dark and cold outside. I looked in the direction of the shelf with my running gear and before I knew it, I was filling the tiny plastic bottles with water. And suddenly there was no way back…
I left house around 9 pm and decided to run for half an hour and only then assess my strength and see what to do next. 4 km into my run I was on a new smoothly paved biking path and it felt so good that I wanted to run to its end. 2 km further on there was a nice windmill marking the centre of a small village. I did not think much, did not want to make any decisions yet, just ran.
Then after about one hour on the road, I texted V. that my route took me further than expected and that it might take another hour for me to come home. She was sligthly worried and suggested to drive towards me to pick me up. The Big M sounded like a great place to reunite but I realised that the following 4 or 5 km would drag me through a path unaccessible to cars. So I continued running and postponed the decision to be picked up until I would reach the Big M myself.
I felt rather tired by then, my knee was hurting and some of the leg muscles did not want to co-operate anymore. On the other hand, I estimated it was probably just another 3 to 4 km home, a bit stupid to call for rescue…. and I ran home.
And that is how I ran my longest run so far: 16 km.
Well done on your longest distance so far, I bet V was rather impressed when you got home (even though I’m supposing it was rather late in the evening!). Hitting a longer milestone like that makes it even easier next time because you know you can do it 🙂 x
Thanks! Yes, it was late and I was not all that fresh on Saturday either but she was proud so the muscle ache quickly faded 😉
Congratulations ! 16k is a pretty good feat already ! You know yourself you could do even more. Yes, it hurts, but it will get better quickly:) … and 1/2M is not that much longer … and just few months ago … who would’ve guessed ? 😉
I will. I do. You nailed it by saying ‘Who would’ve guessed?’