Time: 55 minutes (Slow, but not as slow as I thought I was)
Area covered: Shepherd's Bush Green - Turnham Green - Acton Lane - Jizz-wick High Road - Hammer-time-smith Grove - Shepherd's Bush
Weather: Mild with intermittent and, quite frankly, pathetic rain.
Playlist: Isley Brothers, Elvis Costello, Black Kids, Mumford & Sons, Wouter Hamel, Cheryl Lynn, The Fray (yeah, I said it), Jarabe de Palo, Deadmau5, Ash, Jackie Wilson
Comments: I really didn't want to go for this run. I was tired and had dead legs from the 4 miles I did yesterday. Thanks to some encouraging words from flatmate Mo and the super lovely and seemingly super fit Bush Bloke Darren, I hit the streets and am sure once I eventually cool down I will indeed feel better for it, just like they said. On my run I was sad to see The Prince pub has now been replaced by a circa-2002-trendy looking "Raving Buddha" (contradiction in terms?). I also saw two women who could have been mother and daughter showing up for work at Secrets on Glenthorne Road, which was nice.
And if you're interested this is the song that made sure it was 5.1 miles not 5 miles. I have very fond memories of the music video as my Dad had a VHS recording of it (from MTV when it was re-released in 1986) that I would beg him to play-rewind-play-rewind-play-rewind. He's my hero.