After my fantastic cliff side run on Thursday today was a bit of a series of calamities! 😵
Firstly I got dressed and set out to the car for Parkrun. Thinking, I need a coffee right now. I decide I have time and go to make it in my travel cup. Set out again. Ooh 😮 is that rain? ☔️ 🌧! Back in to get rainmac! Don’t think I’ll use it until after the run. In the car 🚘....ooh is that the time? Well..... they usually have a warm up chat. Should be ok. 🤓! Ooops.....have I got my headphones? Nope...back in for the headphones and double smart 🤓🤓 that I am, I grab the spare too. It’s a 6k today and I’m not waiting to see how much power I have, one of them will be ok!
Saturday shoppers in their cars “you don’t quite understand I’m heading for my run and already late”! 😂. Driving to the park, I know I’ll need a plan B! Parkrun is not going to happen. I relax, breath and decide I’ll just do my own totally fabulous run! There.....👊🏽...it’s settled! Calm and in control! (Oooh I’ve just seen Equi-geek get into her car to head home! Little did she know I was around....and around...and around!! 🤣🤣! 🗣🔊 “I hope you had a great run Equi”! She’s wearing pink again today. Suits her 😁).
Anyway, at the Park and it’s time to run my way. I head out and turn on the headphones. This one is half charged and I think 6k? It’s not enough. So I go back to the car for the second pair. Stupid...doh, don’t turn it on there..oh no, that’s too sensible for me today! 🤦🏽♀️ It’s not got any charge. “Give up” is buzzing in one ear and “Not on your life” in the other! Back to the car! Half charge is better than none. 😉 Finally running and I get to what I now know was 1.85k and then guess what...the phone charge goes!! Oh my Lord!! 🔨 🔨 🔨 This just isn’t meant to be today. So resisting a stroppy sudden stop and expletives, I decide to stay calm (AGAIN) and just head back the same way to the car. No idea of pace, no idea of distance and then it dawns on me, (as I just accept my 6k won’t happen today 🤷🏽♀️) that I promised myself that I wouldn’t make running about pace and distance, but about enjoyment and loving what I can do. And like magic, I just let go of the calamity of it all and enjoy the run back in the rain. A lovely man walking his dog shouts to me as I’m getting close “You’re doing well”! Bless that man 😍 I tell him “I’m trying”, he said “Well, you’re doing better than me”! Now if it was appropriate, I’d blow him kisses! But he might run off!😂.... instead I say “Thank you”! with a big smile. Pensioners and dogs seem to be my thing!! 😂 This one gets 5 stars though!! 🤩 He has made my day!! I’m still a happy runner!! 6k another day! Now time to do MY shopping! 😁
Happy running Runners! ❤️