I am really starting to think that I might never be able to compete this run and that the universe is conspiring against me! Yesterday I was just leaving the house for my run and I heard a clink. My key was no longer in my running belt and my husband and little girl were out. Aaaaagh. Stopped the podcast to hunt for key. Eventually found it down the side of a drain cover all bent. Just about managed to open door. No spare key so stepped on it to try to straighten it and tested it in door to see if it would work again. As I slightly bent it to try to get it in the lock, it snapped in two. Cue having to get lock replaced and call landlord to apologise all in my running gear without even having done the run!
My husband let me try again today even though it was his running day and I got out of the house and started the walk and my IPod unexpectedly ran out of battery. I returned to the house determined not to be beaten again and borrowed my husband mp3 player. I started again. Just after 4 minutes into the first run in the heat, a loose dog started running after me and growling and nosing my legs. I was pretty annoyed as the woman whose dog it was didn't seem to be making much effort to control it. When I complained that it wasn't on a lead the woman told me to stop jogging so she could get it on a lead. Rather frustrated at the fact that my podcast attempt had been thwarted, I stopped and let them get ahead. A while later when I neared them again, the dog was still loose and some way behind its owner looking as though it would chase me if I came closer. Fearing I would be bitten, I stopped again and complained once more about the fact that it still wasn't on a lead, but the woman just shouted that she was trying to walk her dog and didn't even attempt to put it on a lead.
Fortunately they did leave the field a short while later, but I now feel cross that the woman didn't seem to think that I had a right to jog where she wanted to exercise her dog, annoyed with myself that I exchanged heated words with someone in my village as it probably won't be the last time I see her, and frustrated that I still haven't completed Week5 Run2!