I wasn't really looking forward to running today, despite being one of those crisp, sunny winter days. I emerged from my flat having had 4 and a half hours sleep - really the dancing that took place between midnight and 3am could have counted as my Janathon effort - with a mild headache and sore legs from dancing all night. It wasn't a fully blown hangover but enough of one to make me what to stay indoors in my pjs. I thought I would only managed a pretty slow mile or so but miraculouslly once I got going I started to feel better. I have hence come to the conclusion that a (gentle) run in the freezing cold is the new (mild) hanover cure - don't think it would work with a full on one though. Obviously I am not a medically trained expert so feel free to ignore this the next time you wake from a night on the tiles and think - "Yes, a run would do me the world of good!".
I ran down in cramond which is a great running spot as its nice and flat with great views over the firth of forth towards fife. As the tide was out I even managed to run over to Cramond Island which is ususally cut off from the main land when the tide is in. I haven't done this since I was a kid and there are even more lovely view - you can see the forth rail bridge one way and the Edinburgh vista in the other - I am now sounding like a rep for visitscotland so I will stop now :)
It was a bit slow as the path out to the Island is rather uneven with a bit of running on sand and up a hill at the end. By the time I got back I had run 3.2 miles. I know that isn't very much but in my sleep deprived, hungover state I thought that was a pretty ok effort.
hangovers cured: 1