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Running with lipstick on…

No. Really. 🙂

More often than not (and way more often than I’d like) I have these days where I feel like I’m going slightly insane trying to find the time to run.

I almost always succeed though. Even if it means running with lipstick on and a grumbling belly.

Besides lipstick runs, I usually call these my willpower runs. They happen when a running day gets unexpectedly really busy and I can just see the time planned for a nice run slipping away.

Often they’re accompanied by “no time for food” until the run. I guess this is why I think of them as willpower runs as I’m just going on nothing but a will to get out there and run. Run empty even if I have to.

For the strangest reason these no-fuel evening runs have a 50-50 result. Sometimes running on fumes with the last meal 24 hrs behind me leads to the easiest, fastest run of the week with feet flying and spirits high.

And sometimes it leads to slow going and just getting through it.

Now. The latter I get. But would someone like to explain option one to me?

That all said.

Today I got the bitter end of the stick (and yes, I do love mixing my metaphors) and ended up with a run where I only managed a smile by the last kilometer and looking at my stats, it could have been a bit faster.

No complaints though. After a long day it was exactly what I needed to destress.

Week four of the plan. 6.5km at a 6.07 pace.

One of the first runs since autumn where I managed a mostly snow and ice free route. Yay for that.

Even if the weather is one big April’s joke.


Returning from a run 2 April after six in the evening.

Slippery, icy, wet and muddy all at the same time.

If it sounds like I’m complaining… I’m not. I’ll take the extra adrenaline.  😉




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