You ever get that feeling where you know you need to train, but want to take a sneaky rest day? Yeah?…well that was me today. After yesterday’s awful run, I was still feeling deflated and I so wanted to take a day off. I came out with every excuse, was arguing with myself as I was putting on my running shorts, it’s too sunny and hot….my legs still hurt from the weeks exercise, I still have a lupus flare in my left wrist, think I am a bit fatigued, Oh, I am sure I am coming down with the vomiting bug my mam got 3wks ago.
I huffed into the car to take me to the River Ness Islands, a small run, under 2 miles, a ‘nice’ run, and a favourite place for many runners. When I got out the car I just told myself to man up and get on with it.
Bizarrely I enjoyed the run!! There are a couple of little bridges over the River Ness, known to the locals as ‘The wobbly bridge’ I saw a couple of tourists standing on one of the bridges taking pictures of the river and the urge took over reader. Normally, my sensible self would stop running and walk over the bridge….common courtesy, unfortunately, for the poor tourists they experienced my devilish side as I bounded over the bridge, them holding on for dear life, I am sure lady tourist went a shade of green….I know, I bad, but, I did apologise as I ran off!
I was so pleased with my time today, considering I was in a bad mood before I set off, and it was really humid. It pays to be naughty sometimes