I had so many tags for the title this run "Week 5 Run 2 - Vanity" or "Week 5 Run 2 - Mis-heard lyrics" - but more of that later.
Once again i let the podcast finish (still a good 10 minutes from my car, but not in a rush and without any time constraints) and left my mp3 player on shuffle and what should come on "Yes - Yours is no disgrace". To anyone under 40 this isn't going to mean anything (check out
), but just what i needed after that run - I think I'm showing my age.
So i set off on my run not knowing what to expect (there is a seperate podcast for each run in week 5), i though i heard Laura say 8-5-8 minute runs with a brief recovery in between. So i set my internal sat-nav with that in mind. However what it actually is is a 8 minute run, 5 minute recovery and a final 8 minute run. DOH !!!! So I;ve done the 8 and 5 minute run/walk and Laura says get ready for the final run - i'm a good 2.5 miles from my car at this point, and without dressing it up knackered !!!! So when the podcast finished i was still a mile or so from my car - that'll teach me !!!
Favourite mis-heard Lyric - Ironic by Alanis Morisette (too rude to publish - google it !!)
So I have 60 seconds left on the final 8 minute run, and to be frank i'm not looking my best, gasping for breath, very sweaty and a walking advert for "not running", who should I spot in the distance about 30 seconds away, one of the mums from the school run. So i have 2 options, pass her like that gasping 40+ year old I am, or bounce pass like Tigger on acid as if i've only just started. I think you know which I went for - only lasted about 10 seconds as Tigger before she went out of view (i'm sure I'm not the only one that's done that) #PayingForItNow
Enjoy your run which ever week your on