Back To Running In The Bad Weather
Last night in Portugal. Sad as per usual but that’s the last night holiday blues for you! It’ll be all good tomorrow.
Back to the freezing cold. Gonna either have to run twice tonight or once in the morning. Not filling me with excitement, but it will be good to not have to think about it tomorrow after a day of travel.
Anywhere here are a number of the things that I’m not looking forward to when I get back home.
- Running in the wind – Those Atlantic cyclones which hit Ireland can be an absolute ballache. I alone am the windest thing about the Algarve as it stands.
- Running in the rain – I used to think people were exaggerating when they said the UK was rainy. It’s not until you’ve lived in the Czech Republic or Portugal for a few months where it rains about 5 days a month in winter that you accept that the weather can be pretty shitty.
- Running in the ice – Fuck knows what I’m gonna do if it’s really bad. This time last year I had to toboggan down on my arse from the Knockagh after I ran up the hill without realizing the road was starting to ice over. There were no cars about luckily or I’d be still up there today.
- Running after eating a lot – It’s Christmas time and that means excessive amounts of food and therefore flatulent runs and risks of code browning out there. No real open spaces in Northern Ireland as most of the land isn’t public so I’m gonna have to learn how to hold it in or just not eat so much shit.
- Getting used to running on the right side of the road – I’ve been in Europe mostly for 3 months now and when I came back to the UK in October I found it difficult to adapt to running on the right side of the road. This can be quite dangerous when you’re as absent minded as I am.
- Running with fewer hours of daylight – This is a big worry as I’m struggling to get motivated to run over here in Portugal where it’s light for about 10 hours a day and the weather is about 10C warm. At least it starts to get better on the 21st December.