Haven't blogged all week as telephone line down. But fixed now so back online.
Today was the day for the first time I arranged to run with a friend. Thunder and lightening heavy rain and very heavy cloud and fog greeted me this morning. It would be very easy to cop out as I lay tucked up in bed. My mate lives a few miles away and said it was fine by her - but it was my call. So I called it and said we were doing it :-). By the time i got to her- lashing down with rain and a very strong easterly wind off the sea - with huge waves - very spectacular.
My friend Mrs H - a very experienced fast runner - was very grumpy by now - but i booted her out the car and said lets go. Flipping heck - slightly unnerving to have rumble of thunder and a distance lightening flash- but I was very up for my run. Mrs H set the pace at slightly faster than my usual plod along. And we did 3 x18 mins as part of my B210k. The first 18 not to bad - wind pushing us along, jumping over puddles and being sprayed by cars - lovely - not! the middle 18 ok - but on the loop back running into head wind - that was literally blowing our legs sidewards and the rain really stinging our faces. The last 18 I found v tough - but Mrs H just upped the pace a bit - so we could finish and get out of the stinging rain. Great run - 7.5 k in 55 mins - feel pretty chuffed. Would not have run if she hadn't (nor would she) and I certainly would not have gone as fast- and probably not run as far. so I am like puppy dog - - I will be going out with her again - as i think she will get me to 10k in the hour!
Hard to imagine being this excited - I was wet through to my knickers, drenched from head to toe - but grinning form ear to ear - odd what pleases our funny brains
Happy running everyone