*insert happy dance here*
I knew I had things to do this morning so I had a Plan. Which started with me putting on running gear first thing.
I parked the car in a local supermarket car park near the cricket pitch; walked the dog, briskly down the street to the groomers in the drizzly rain, and was only a couple of minutes late. Walked back up the street just as briskly; up the side of the cricket pitch, trying out some dynamic stretching as I went; and ended up back at the car for a lightning fast change of footwear.
Off to the cricket pitch again for a lap, fast forwarding through Sarah Millican's intro and the warm up as I went and then yay- the run began!
Off the cricket pitch and onto the wooded path behind some houses; behind the school and onto the Rec; round the Rec in a big figure eight; slight slowing down as I met a dog walking acquaintance with her spaniel and we called Happy Christmas to each other; slightly different route behind the houses and yes, back to the cricket pitch.
Laps round the cricket pitch were boring but had to be done and then finally there was only one minute to go. I was nearly back at the pavilion, so I picked up my pace when I'd turned the final corner and sprinted for 'the line' (it was a rubbish bin, and I was not going to slow down until I got to it, dammit! :D)
Slightly over 4k in a 33 minutes (which shows you how long it took me to fast forward through the intro and warm up walk while wearing gloves).
Shame I still had to go to the butchers, then brave Tesco before I could fetch the dog from the groomers and come home....