I ran for a train!

Oh, others may not think that sounds like much, but many of us know that it is.

We got through the barrier with only a minute to spare, my tall skinny has run all his life husband set off running, my tall skinny 6 year old so of course he can run son was right behind him. Given the layout of platform 13, and knowing we had to get right to the end of it, i didnt think we stood much of a chance, (on my own, i would have gone directly to track 16 for the next train) but just in case, i ran. And not just the slow and steady jog meant to get through the end of the podcast, it was a proper sprint!

Now, in the end, as I expected, we still missed the train! But that I didn't feel too awkward to bother, AND didn't arrive all puffed out and needing to collapse are well worth bragging about, i think! I caught up, and though breathing hard was able to grumble about the driver leaving on time, darn him, with husband and the other two folks who had been running ahead of the three of us.

Earlier today, my husband said i looked comfortable running yesterday. I said 'how do you know, you were in front of me?' And he said he had looked back to see where i was and he had been surprised that i was so close behind, and that i didn't seem bothered.

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10 Replies

  • Yay!! Brilliant post nilzed. It wasn't Waterloo was it?!!

  • Haha! Edinburgh.

  • Hey - real progress and a practical application for all your hard effort so far. Too bad you missed the train though:-(

  • Well done on the sprint... Not something I'm good at. Typical. We spend ages waiting on a train... The one time your seconds late, it's on time!

  • Well done on what sounds like a great (albeit unplanned) run. Just goes to show how good this programme is though. Happy running but perhaps in better circumstances! Good luck and best wishes.

  • Running for a train and not having to stop before I got to the platform was the first time I realised the real difference this programme was making. One of the unexpected benefits - good luck with the rest of tit.

  • I knew i wouldn't be the only one!

  • I know what you mean, and well done you! I decided to start running because I had to run for a train a few years ago and realised I actually enjoyed it - now (assuming I'm not in totally inappropriate heels or something) running for a train etc doesn't bother me. Better luck with your next sprint for a train! :)

  • :)

  • No, by no means the only one. I surprised myself the other day & considering the 1st 5mins is usually yuk & this time it wasn't makes you think how much of that is just a mind thing. Though office shoes are definitely not recommended.

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