A lunchtime dash

Being my own boss and working from home regularly means I can ‘step out’ of work when it suits me. And today at lunchtime, it definitely suited me.

Although really cold, the sun was shining and the sky was blue. I’d spent the morning huddled over my keyboard, furiously re-writing a new workshop, so I needed some exercise.

Shoulder-pain aside, I was up for a run, so I grabbed my gear and headed out into the sunshine and the riverside. I love running by the Thames as there’s such a sense of space and there’s always something interesting to look at.

Even if it’s the hordes of other runners who take a lunchtime dash around the docklands. I’d forgotten about them!

I got as far as Tower Bridge and headed back through St. Katherine Docks and around Shadwell Basin, which despite its name, looked glorious in the sunshine… plenty of wildlife floating on its eerily-still surface, while the Canary Wharf skyscrapers were almost perfectly reflected in the water.

I’m still using Apple Fitness on my Apple Watch, rather than Nike+, to track my running. It seems accurate enough and I just want to maintain a log so I can see performance improvements. I’ve no triathlons in the calendar this year!

9km in 50mins isn’t my fastest ever run – not by a long shot – but I was trying to avoid aggravating my shoulder any more than necessary and was also plagued by some unhelpful cramp in my calf muscles. Humph.

All the same, it was really enjoyable and something I really should do more of seeing as a) my boss is such a supportive (and good looking) chap and b) I live so close to the river.

  1. Good for you! Self employment definitely has its benefits, doesn’t it? But then, you have to be your own motivator all the time. Last time I tried to run (I was 100 pounds heavier) I wound up with plantar fasciitis and had to have surgery…so now I’m scared to death of running. It would probably be ok, now. I was probably just too heavy back then. I really admire people who do it on a regular basis.

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    1. Thanks! I love running but I’m not so keen on many other forms of exercise. Works for me and gets me outside. And self-employment is the best decision I’ve made in years. Never been happier with work. 😀

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      1. I wouldn’t even know how to “be employed”at this point … I might be the best employee ever now, knowing what it takes to run a company. Or, I might be the worst, because I won’t put up with the political crap anymore. 😉

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        1. Me too! I’d probably be a terrible employee. Too many opinions and a real dislike of bureaucracy. No looking back!

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