After a good rest day yesterday (went to the gym but concentrated on upper body - as my eldest put it, "I did a legless workout"! - and had a gentle swim) I was all set this morning for Week 3 Run 1. Or was I? Kit on, warm up exercises completed, podcast on, MapMyRun set to go, then I realised that Mr R had taken my key yesterday and not replaced it. So then I faded about looking for it. I eventually decided to wake him up and ask.
Once again I was ready, restarted the podcast and reset MapMyRun and I was off out the door. But not for long. I hadn't realised it was raining, so turned round and went back inside. More faffing to find my rain proof jacket. Then even more faffing to find the running cap I bought last week in the Decathlon sale (and stop to explain to Mr R why it was such a bargain, "Ok it doesn't go with my other running gear but it was only £1.49 and who cares if it makes me look like I have a pea head!" ). And a little more faffing to find some tissues to wipe my glasses.
Once again... I reset MMR, restarted the podcast and this time I was off.
Considering all that, I was pleasantly surprised to have an event free run. It was drizzly, but not too bad, I didn't overstretch myself and kept a steady pace. I even took on advice to do a few stretches after the second 17 minutes, when I felt the first twinge and it worked marvellously. No cramp this time to get in my way, in fact the only obstacle I encountered the whole way round was a dead squirrel lying supine on the pathway, and I managed to leap over him gracefully.
Week3 Run 1 completed ✅. 😀