The sunshine? Said I as a I got to the garden gate, soaked to the skin (this was the garden gate on the way out for the avoidance of doubt).
Run 2 of week 6 dawned to a rainstorm of biblical proportions. Undaunted, myself and doggy56 ventured out. When you get up so early (4:30am) there really is no point in waiting for the rain to ease. Or so I thought.
Doggy 56 was having none of it and promptly turned tail and went back to a warm bed. For the first time in the programme, it was just me and Laura and we went for our romantic stroll down the road.
Neighbours drove past in cars, wipers at full speed, looking perplexed at this dripping vision in shorts and luminous yellow running vest and shook their heads. I had visions of an ambulance and two strong orderlies lying in wait and the end of the street but I continued on.
At the park, there was no sign of any of my fellow runners so I was truly on my own. Perhaps I could cheat my way out of this and return home?
No chance. Laura was now insisting that I ran so run I did and have to say that running in the rain is fantastic. Cooling, refreshing and gives you something else to concentrate on while you trundle along.
10 more runs until graduation (fingers crossed) and no more walking which I have to say I am glad about. I tend to struggle to get going again after the walks.
25 minutes awaits on Saturday.
Good luck to all C25Kers out and about today. Enjoy the rain.