And that’s a (running) wrap of 2017

I had rather ambitiously planned a big showy-offy running goodbye to 2017, but alas, ’twas not to be 🙁

Since I have a full marathon in exactly 3 weeks and am TOTALLY under-prepared, I thought I’d aim high for today, the last LSD of the year.

30k, I told everyone.

Maybe even 35k.

A group of us from my ASICS Running Club met in the dark and the fog and the cold at 6.30am in Sanjay Van, a lovely forest here in Delhi.

Since each planned loop was about 7k, 35k was possibly within easy logical running reach.

Yeah, right 🙁

Set off in a group, and managed to fall behind & lose sight of my group within the first 10 minutes.

Pretty impressive, I agree.

Anyway, I’ve run those trails before, so wasn’t overly worried & resigned myself to a solo 30k. Or maybe even a solo 35k.

Alas ’twas SO not meant to be.

Stomach bad (I’ll spare you the details 😛 ) so I peeled off and came home, feeling very sorry for myself, with only 11.5k in the bag.

Sorted myself out and decided I’d set out and run some more.  Could NOT end the year on 11.5k + disappointment.

So, off I trotted in super thick fog to my local biodiversity park, and clocked up a s-l-o-w 14.6k, so kind of salvaged things.

And you know what, just the act of heading back out to run made me feel more in control again & less panicky.

So, there we are.

A whisker over 25k to finish the year.

And a HUGE amount of catch-up mileage for this coming week!  But that’s next year’s problem!

For now, that’s a wrap on 2017 so let me wish you all a very Happy New Year.

Thanks for reading my blog, for commenting, for sharing your running photos.

You are all wonderful & I wish you nothing but joy in 2018.

Here’s the oh-so-tempting fire one of the park guards had made to warm himself up in the bone-chilling cold.  I was so tempted to stop and sit there and warm myself, I tell you 🙂

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