I completed this run yesterday, armed with my new knowledge of the power of music. Didn't take Charlie-dog as I wanted to run a route that has nesting ducks on it and he can be a bit unpredictable around anything with feathers (or rather, he is very predictable, best to leave him at home).
I got about a mile from home and near my turning around point; we're on the great Lancashire plain and it's very flat, farming land all around, you can see for miles...I run early in the morning so no-one can see me running (think "limp-shuffle" in the style of Riff-Raff from Rocky Horror), plus of course I have untamed morning hair (now think Magenta also of Rocky Horror fame) and you get the unlovely picture.
Coming towards me from the distance was another runner, easily identifiable from the fluorescent running top, I worked out we would pass each other at about the point I needed to turn around. What's the etiquette here?? Do I turn around just before him and be concerned he'd be behind me for a mile home (we were running at about the same pace), or just after he'd passed me and then appear to be a crazy running stalker?? I didn't have time to run much further, had to get home and get ready for work.
Friends, I smiled / grimaced as he went by (now think Frank N Furter) then turned around just after he passed me and started to follow him. The poor sod panicked, sped up and quite literally ran off....
...I do hope he's ok. He was going about the same pace as me and had earphones in, so may well be doing the couch to 5k, so if you're reading this sir, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to scare you.
Week eight starts Monday, I'm slowing things down because I'm not sure I want to graduate, I'm enjoying the ride too much :o)