Plan A: be home from work by 4:30. Take dog for walk (he can't run with me, due to his weak back leg). Do 4K run for B up 2 10k. Have dinner & relax
What really happened.
In work till 4:50. Rush home take "the boy" out, & try to decide whether to go for a run in the dark then, or eat & go out at 8:30. While deciding sent a few work emails. Suddenly it was 6:30. Go? Don't go?
Decided to go, sent message to DH (who is abroad just now) "heading out for a run, I'll be home by 19:15 our time"
Got changed, put trainers on, clipped on headphones - but just felt something wasn't right. Ah! I'd forgotten to change into my shock absorber. 2 secs thinking & knew I had to change. Shoes back off & upstairs for the essential piece of kit,
Decided to include "speed" podcast, but had to keep putting it back to the beginning, as I just took longer to get out and Then finally I was ready to start my 5 min warm up. MMR loaded up & started, it cut Speed out😖 Stopped & restarted both. Got it sorted & out the door.
Right? Left? Playing fields?
Went left & on my way. Music stopped! Pressed headphone button again, 2 secs later died again. My cordless headphones which are meant to have 5 hours charge in them, had died after 2.
Back to the house, change my headphones & start again. Decided to go right this time
Restarted MMR & Laura. Laura had nothing to say to me, no music nothing. Never mind I would just do it as HIT. I could just count that out. I would walk .5k, jog .5k & then do 3 HIT cycles & jog the rest.
Except MMR decided not to talk to me either, so I had no clue of distance
I gave up on the technology, selected some music & ran my HITS.
Turns out I ran 4.5k, I had switched off data roaming for podcasts - hence no Laura, but I've got no clue what happened MMR! (It recorded it all, just didn't give the kilometre alerts)
I think I'm challenging Razouski for the Queen of faff award this week, as all that took me an hour, with the actual run/walk bit less than 1/2 of it! (I did not make it home for 19:15! Good job DH didn't try to phone till 20:15!)