Because of a full weekend with Isabelle this week, the plan was to run on Friday lunchtime. Having drunk far too many beers on Thursday evening after work, catching up with my old work colleagues Joanna and Jody, I was suffering from the hangover from hell on Friday morning.
I woke up at 5am with a thud, face down on the living room floor. I had fallen asleep on the sofa and hadnt come around enough to take myself off to bed. So having only had 90 minutes in bed before the alarm went off, I really wasnt in the best of shape when I got to work.
I did force myself to take my running kit with me and despite the heavy rain at lunchtime, I still made it around my usual 7 mile loop of Whitechapel, Victoria Park at Hackney, back through Bethnel Green to Whitechapel. Its a nice run, relatively flat as it follows some of the local canals.
It was definitely a slow one. Bearing in mind how I felt before I left, I'm just glad I survived. I'm glad to report my hangover was left somewhere on the anti-clockwise loop of Vicky Park.