I’ve been itching for a long run for days. My long runs kept getting delayed by weather so, I took the opportunity and headed out last night. I loaded up on food (as per usual) and liquids (I’m getting better at this one) all day. I put my cardio playlist on shuffle and headed out. It was a nice sunny day so I put some sunscreen on my nose scar for the first time this year, put on my sunglasses and was eager to get out there.
At the 5K mark, my legs started to feel the extra hills that I threw into my run. But I was feeling good. At 7K I ran into the rudest people. Seriously. I was running the path in the park and three high school boys were walking towards me and decided to take up the entire pathway with their one bike and themselves. I figured they would be polite and move to the side of the path so that I could run past but instead, as I get two feet away from the hoodlums, they stopped walking. They left me with hardly any room to run by thinking that I would stop. Too bad for them I am tiny and just kept running past them. Seriously, where did they get their manners from? I’m pretty sure they thought I was also in high school but no, I graduated from there almost a decade ago. So, I didn’t let them stop me and I just kept going. I did have 16 kilometers to do after all. I wasn’t going to hang out behind a 7-11.
About a kilometer later I completely shook it off and I had that feeling where you didn’t think about how far you just ran or how much farther you have to go. Just running to run. It was awesome. And I passed by runner friends and gave them a smile and a wave. Is it weird that I automatically think that if you are a runner, you are my best friend?
One of my favourite tracks during this run was Sandcastle Disco by Solange.
The Cardio Playlist
*On jukebox shuffle
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough- Michael Jackson
Dirty Dancer- Enrique Iglesias feat. Usher
Fire Burning- Sean Kingston
Laces Out- USS
When I Grow Up- Garbage
Black or White- Michael Jackson
Beep- The Pussycat Dolls
Everytime (Hi-Bias Radio Remix)- Britney Spears
Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)- Micahel Jackson & The Jacksons
Viva La Vida- Coldplay
Me Against The Music- Britney Spears feat. Madonna
Beautiful- Akon, Colby O’Donis & Kardinal
Dynamite- Taio Cruz
When Did Your Heart Go Missing?- Rooney
Alive- Black Eyed Peas
Combat Baby- Metric
Girls and Boys In Love- The Rumble Strips
Paper Planes- MIA
Best Love Song- T-Pain feat. Chris Brown
Crazy In Love- Beyonce
Sandcastle Disco- Solange
Break Your Heart- Taio Cruz & Ludacris
We R Who We R- Ke$ha
Help!- The Beatles
Stats of the Run
Distance: 16 km
Pace: 5:32 min/km