Odd run today. It took a while to settle into my groove for some reason - I felt like Bambi on ice for the first 2K’s 🤔
I did finally feel in control around the 2.5K mark and Strava was feeding back good stats so I set my sights on the second half of my run for a sub 30 minute 5K.
Around the 4K mark I noticed a woman getting out of her car with her child and pram etc a little too late due to concentrating on my pace. I made to change my direction to avoid her but she went to leave her car for my new direction - so, I changed back to my original route on the flat kerb. Suddenly, she changed her mind and course to back to her car and we narrowly avoided each other.
Of course, this near miss was all my fault in her eyes and was followed with a barrage of abuse 🤦♂️
I counted to 10 very very slowly, smiled at her and told her where to go (in my head!) and jogged off. Honestly, people’s self importance and misplaced confidence really does never cease to amaze me!
My spatial awareness is second to none, maybe she (and others) should pay more attention to the world around them as opposed to their phones! This way she would have heard me coming up behind her instead of being completely oblivious!
Grrr 😡 rant over!!!
Sub 30 5K ✅
Happy running all! 🏃♀️ 🏃♂️