3.3 Miles, 38 Minutes

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With the Gibside Night Run (my first event of the year) coming up on Saturday, I needed to get this run in my legs. I’ve got a pretty busy week ahead, so there’s a fair chance this might be the only time my faithful blue Sauconies will pound any pavement before the weekend.

It was a slog, though, in all honesty. Of the 38 minutes, 30 were spent running, although in the early stages I didn’t think I was going to manage that much. Plodding out in the cold, wind and rain with a fucker of a toothache which is awaiting a root canal on Thursday always meant this was one to endure rather than enjoy.

Still, though, slow pace and throbbing molar aside, I’m happy that I got myself out there in less than ideal circumstances and I’m looking forward to Gibside. There’s no denying I’m nowhere near peak shape or fitness yet, but it’s only a 6k, so I’ll cope, and I’m expecting it to be pretty fun.

Thanks a million to those who have very kindly sponsored me already. There’s plenty of time if you wanted to but haven’t yet managed, because sponsorship will be open all year. If you’re so inclined to chuck some money to the extremely worthy cause of Bloodwise, though, my Virgin Money Giving page is here.

MUSIC: Blood Red Shoes – Box of Secrets

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