I'm gonna write this shambles off to lurgey arriving and move on slightly damper and soggier.
Not feeling so great I convinced myself to run tonight even while the inner demons were doing their best to gnaw at the foundations like hungry termites. Termites would have loved the weather mind you.. what the heck do you do when it's suddenly 14c and tropical rain? Well I waited until the rain abated before heading out but still, I feel a whole new wardrobe shopping session needs to be undertaken, capri pants, spaghetti tops and slingback running pumps with low heel drop kitten heels are a must this season I think..
Anyways enough rambling.. So feeling sickly I tried to run slowly and failed doing a first 1k of 6:26, then halfway through the second k a dirty bmw driver decided I was among the great unwashed and chose to rectify the situation by sending a tidal wave my way. It felt like I got hit with that tsunami that never arrived in Alaska today... that certainly slowed me into the 7min splits and with a rather damp bawbag(it is burns night soon) I plodded on. Then the usual runny nose started and of course the tissues that for once I had remembered to pack in my lovely karrimor x-lite jacket, were sodden through and due to the heat I wasn't wearing my backup nose wiping equipment(my running gloves). So all those calamities came together and I relented to a bit of jeffing.. though it was mostly effing. But I managed the 5k and I managed in a time that was less than my first park run, including the brief jeffin's. So I reckon I snatched this one back.
I just hope the lurgey recedes a bit for Thursdays' 7k, and then I move home on friday.. sheesh!