Midnight Express

June 27, 2008

As many of you know I used to be quite the little athlete. Back in my prime (12 years old) I could run 2km’s in just under nine minutes. Last night I had to get to a friends house. He lives about 6kms away. Normally I would get a lift but on this paticular night no one wanted to help me out. I was a bit frustrated regarding another issue so I decided to run it, let off some steam. I packed my bag with water and clothes for the next day and headed off at about midnight. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to run all the way so I gave myself about 2 hours for my trip. My first stint of running took me about 1 kilometre before I decided to walk for a couple of minutes. Throughtout the rest of the trip I would run mostly, then walk for a couple of minutes. I got to my destination eventually and looked at the clock, and because I am sped with 24 hour time I thought it was 1:30 in the am. I thought this was fair enough, took how long I thought i would. I was quickly corrected that it was in fact half past 12, and that I had done the run/walk in pretty much 30 minutes exactly. I estimated that if I had the fitness I would have taken another 5-10 minutes off my time, solely running not walking. I also stopped for about 3 minutes at a friends place to drop something off on the way. So it appears that I am as fit as I used to be, and that all this indoor has indeed helped. Not suprisingly my self esteem has grown in the last day.

:: By huw bizzle 4 Comments


  1. You allowed two hours? Most people walk at four or five kmph, a brisk walk would cover six km in an hour no problem.

    Comment by tricky — June 27, 2008 #

  2. yeah, 2 hours was underestimating yourself a bit. i wouldn’t be able to do it in half an hour though.

    Comment by mellow — June 28, 2008 #

  3. spedi knight

    Comment by Josh aka softy — June 28, 2008 #

  4. i was RUNNING late for work, so when i parked the car, i RAN to work and surprisingly, after all the nothing that i have been doing i got to work without being puffed, i felt pretty orsome, but not as orsome as i would have felt if i did wat you did.

    Comment by dan — June 28, 2008 #

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