A lot of people I know seem to prefer running in the morning, but that’s not for me. I’d much rather run after work. That’s probably a bit weird, but that’s when I’m most awake.
It means most of my runs tend to take place in the slightly incongruous setting that is the surrounding area of my workplace. It’s a strange (but kinda enjoyable) mix of riverside route and rush-hour traffic heading to and from drab business parks and industrial estates.
There’s also quite a lot of ups and downs, so it’s pretty challenging, especially when I’ve gone a couple of weeks without running (which can’t really happen again if I’m going to do this ‘year of running’ thing I’ve got planned). I’m happy enough with how tonight turned out though – reasonably brisk pace, and only 5 minutes of walking out of a total 35 minutes.
I could’ve done without the puncture I got on the drive home, mind you. Thank God for the AA (and more specifically, well done me for being too lazy to cancel the added extras on my bank account).
MUSIC: Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love