I felt a bit creaky this morning so decided it was just going to be an 'easy' 5k today ( how I love that I can say that!). A beautiful morning and I am running down my favourite farm track . Now normally I only meet the farmer in his tractor or the occasional dog walker, but what is this I see? It's another runner coming towards me, a young man out running with a dog. We say good morning and pass each other but now I'm intrigued. I thought I was the 'only runner in the village'!
Perhaps he's doing C25K. Perhaps he's seen me running and been inspired! Was he wearing earphones? Is he doing intervals?
It's no good - I decide I have to loop round so I can have a snoop. So I do two sides of a triangle which brings me back face to face with him but by now he is walking. No headphones so probably not C25k - just tired.
Now of course I am facing away from home and can't lose face by turning around so have to continue and end up doing an unplanned extra kilometre for my trouble.
Of course, I should have just stopped and asked him, but that would have been too easy!