Pace of mind

I'm training to run 10K in an hour, and things are running along nicely. To spice things up I decided to run to the neighbouring town of Westendorp, eight kilometers further.

Now, Westendorp isn't very nice. Westendorp is mostly a big road with some houses scattered on the side. But, Westendorp boasts a Pancake House which serves really nice cups of coffee!

According to my training program I had to run 5 minutes, then walk 1. While running I calculated I'ld have to repeat myself 8 times, and then I'ld get my nice coffee!

I ran, and I ran, and I ran some more, but after I had done my eight repeats I didn't even see Westendorp glimmering on the horizon! Flustered I repeated the sequence of 5 minutes running/1 minute walking. Then I repeated it some more, and then I could finally order my cup of coffee.

I was sipping my coffee while I mulled over the fact that, obviously, I'm even slower than I thought. Then the truth hit me! They must have moved Westendorp! About two kilometers to be precise! I leaned back a little dazed.

I wonder if the government knows about this.


Patti said...

As a running mom, I have enjoyed reading your blog. While I have been a closet reader, I have to out myself because I've tagged you on my blog. It's a little silly, but it's kind of a neat way to meet new runners. Runner chain mail, of sorts.

You can read about the game on my blog.

Thanks and I look forward to continuing to read your blog.


Mandy said...

That is funny. I hate it when they move towns without notifying us! I also do the run 5 minutes and walk 1 minute. I've learned to love being slow. It keeps me out on my run longer!

Nicole Orriëns said...

Hi Patti and Mandy,

thanks for your comments!

It's good to know there are people out there running at the same pace as me, Mandy!

And I'm definitely going to read about tagging on your blog, Patti.


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