I started my walk downloading the podcast, only to find that Laura wouldn’t speak to me, offering the excuse that I had no Internet connection. No trouble with other websites. The second time this has happened. Rather than the simple timer I used last time, I decided to try Runkeeper which I saw mentioned here. I could see the advantage of having distance covered recorded, since I have had no idea in earlier runs. The regular updates on progress are useful, although the tone of the speaker is hardly close to Laura’s ‘you can do it’ encouragement. After the 25 minute mark, I guessed the 28 minutes target but found that 30 min came up first. In the past I would have estimated the distance covered in hundreds of yards but the screen showed a little over 2 miles, convertible to 3.5 km. I’m not sure whether to believe it. I’ve never run more than half a mile before, and that was nearly fifty years ago.