Since I managed w6r1 almost two weeks ago (I think!), I've been struck by lurgy and stressy busy-ness. Girls having evening things on at school, needing watching, or taking and collecting, and just too many things to get done - so running hasn't made it on to the list of things to manage with severely depleted energy.
I'm finally getting over the lurgy, though, and DD2 wanted to go for a bike ride yesterday, so she and Mr Rainbow hit on the great idea that she should ride near me while I ran. By the time we were able to go out, I was utterly drained, having spent the previous 2-3 hours dealing with DD1's hormonal, anxious, stressy panic attack and tantrum, but I knew it would do me good. So off we went...
Down to the bottom of the village, past a house with the most, erm, amazing... set of Christmas lights ever seen in our smart little village! Turn around and head back up, get up that nasty incline which always has it in for me, and then start running (phew, timed that perfectly!).
Round the cul-de-sac, admiring the tasteful lights along the lines of trees on people's driveways, up to the next cul-de-sac, and walk round that. Nearly time to start running again, DD didn't want to just head straight back down, so I agreed to head up out of the village a very little way. She wanted to go as far as the sign on the level bit at the top of the hill, so I followed behind. And kept going. All of a sudden, Laura said that was half-way - whoop whoop! Fortunately about that point, DD2 reached the sign and turned around, and so did I.
Back down the hill - ah, that's much better, although my chest torch stopped working for no apparent reason . And then that was the 8 mins done, slow down again. Phew!
Another short walk around the first cul-de-sac, then time to run, round the nice cul-de-sac, back down to the bottom of the village, and DONE!
I did it! No aches, pains, or niggles (and still none today!) - and it was much more fun with DD2 for company than on my own. Maybe she'll help me get going again later this week...