I debated rolling back over and snuggling back down. So very tired. I have been doing battle with a head full of bees for a while and its getting very wearing. But up I got.
Lycra wonder outfit - check
ipod - check
poor excuse for a smart phone - check
Battle dog - check
Huge sunglasses - check
And off we went.
Erm Ferd it still seems very bright and why is every thing still fuzzy. Ooops dumb blonde moment sunglasses (prescription) are still perched on top of my head.
Ok Ferd we are going back to that other route but we will continue on today and loop round.
Power music on, the rest of the warm up walk
First up we have 'I've got a theory' from the Musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Ok planning for battle. This was followed by 'Walk through Fire' again from the musical episode of Buffy - Ok we are walking to the battle now are we all ready.
And Runkeeper on.
Good Morning Mr Meat Loaf back again, what delights have we today? Oh Paradise by the dashboard light. Ok then we are off.
"it never felt so good, it never felt so right" (see the song is totally about running )
The rather appropriately 'Pain' by Nerf Herder as I get a twinge in my knee, but then its gone and its all good.
We haven't seen anyone, where are all the dog walkers, cyclist and runners of the other day? But its fine I prefer to be alone.
Ummm I spot a cyclist ahead better keep an eye out.
Oh er where did they go? Did I imagine the cyclist! Am I in Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire? I know I start in Nottinghamshire. Ummm think it sounds nicer to say I go running in Derbyshire.
Time for the Megadeth boys to join me, I bid farewell to Nerf Herder. I have no idea how long I have been running and its great I am just doing it as 'Train of Consequences' starts up, but I must be about half way.
Oh a person. Oh they have a white staffy, better put Ferd on the lead (he was attacked by one and so I am extra cautious), I also take out one ear bud and as I am walking past the man says something but I didn't quite catch it and it wasn't until I started to jog off that my brain caught up. I think he was mean, I think he said 'you go out of the house looking like that'. I almost jogged back to confront him, but thought that was silly. I may have misheard and anyway I was alone essentially in the middle of nowhere and for the first time I actually felt a little concerned about my safety.
I let Ferd off and then realised we were already up at the canal and put Ferd back on the lead.
And we're off yay its the Julie song - a little bit of cheese and because well I figured you cant do these final weeks without the famous song
I then get joined by the Ugly Kid Joe boys for 'Everything about you' and decided it was safe to let Ferd back off the lead. BIG mistake.
Ferd No. No. er No.
Oh for the love of all that is holy why? Why me!
GET YOUR BUTT BACK HERE NOW.
NOW *guttural growling commands now*
Eventually he comes back. Only this is a section of the canal he cant get out of by himself and so I had to drag him out and of course there was stinging nettles.
Unhappy spaniel on the lead.
I have no idea how long the unintentional break was but I guess around 5 minutes.
Resume ipod and running.
Now time for 'Hard Rock Hallelujah' by Lordi - well it was Eurovision last weekend so why not have the 2006 winning act
Ferd my pace not yours.
Oh a boat. Is is a Viking Long boat? Are we about to be invaded. Was rude man a Viking scout?
Ok so it was a canal boat, but I like my little world in my head sometimes it seems so much more interesting.
I have no idea how long I've been running. And then the power song, the perfect song for the end and flagging legs. The instant smile and the come on we can do this, we still have something left in the tank lets speed it up......
By none other than Braintree's finest the Prodigy.
It takes me back to rollerworld and Saturday nights skating. It takes me back to the V festival. It makes me smile and speed up.
I had no idea how long I'd done, fish phone out of bra, oh 33 minutes ooops but I did stop to deal with Ferd so I think I probably have done my 28 minutes.
Slow it down. But Firestarter is still blasting in my ears and I want to run. So I do, I carry on but with a few intervals of walking and sprints.
And the cool down walk - back to Nerf Herder and this time 'Run'.
Turn off Runkeeper.
I had a 40 minute playlist and Prodigy was meant to be my cue for the final push and was placed accordingly in my playlist, only then I fiddled with track order so it got pushed further back oops - So I ended up running for longer than intended, but I did it.
I am still upset by the mean man.