Thought I could go without Laura for this one as it was a second straight run. My son kindly put together a playlist on my phone of songs that he thought I'd like, the first two were pretty easy going as I did my warm up walk, and then I entered the woodland where Laura usually tells me my 5 minutes is up and I stated to run, "run to the hills" started blasting in my ears. He has that teenage sense of humour!
I knew straight away that I was running too fast, but however sensibly I tried to slow down Bruce Dickinson wound me up a bit faster. Normally I don't get really out of breath, its my legs that hold me back, but as I sped up my legs felt a bit more comfortable and I was panting and wheezing as I was flying along (for me that is, in my mind i was like a steam train, to the passing walker more like a game tortoise)
By the time id worked though Kaiser Chiefs, Green day, White Stripes and the Levellers I had come to my usual end point where on W7R1 I had finished... and still had 5 minutes to go! Still trying to slow down and on came "cherry bomb" I don't even know who thats by, and now my poor legs were killing me, and my face must have been puce! Had to pass my house and go down the alley, as I was frantically clock watching the seconds to stop running and walk.
Finally able to walk and get my great back, I felt a mixture of amazement and pride that I'd really pushed myself and the need fall on the grass and rest. Walked in the house to have him grinning at me from the sofa "good run mum?". On hearing that he nearly killed me, he just laughed and informed me that he thought I needed to speed it up a bit. Cheeky boy 😁
so my dilemma now, is do I go back to lovely Laura for run 3, or the bonkers playlist?