I thought Stan was going to win tonight...Firstly I had contemplated running in daylight but then last night I think Stan whispered into my daughter's ear that she wanted to come with me...and she gleefuly said that she would probably do better than me cos she's young.
Then when this evening came she announced she was off to bed for an early night..not running? I said and the response was NO! So then father Pip squawked at her a bit sarcastically, Piplet rose to it and over reacted back and he escalated it further. So she stropped off and he got a telling off from me... Then I got changed, running shoes on and nipped in the back yard to check the weather...but being quite sheltered that led me into a sense of false security..
Ok so finally attired where are my bluetooth earphones? Flat battery So Mr Pip said I could borrow his, but the gremlins were there too and Mr Pip's wouldn't pair with my phone... Ok lets find some conventional earphones... which Stan had got tangled into a right knot so more time wasted... I was frustrated and boiling when I set off , hatless but at least wearing my waterproof cycling jacket and some gloves and my buff thing...
Bad choice...the rain came down and there was a cold breeze in off the sea in my face...Stan wanted me to go back for my hat so he could get back into the dry indoors... But I refused.
Then the music disappeared...Grr did the first 90 sec run in silence with moanalot chuddering in my ear that this run was a disaster.
Sorted the music as i did the recovery walk and then it was time for a 3 min run... and as I set off I am trying to convert my buff into a beanie which was marvellous once I managed and it kept me distracted enough not to think too much into what I was doing
Then a 3 min walk...and I messed up the walk...Only I could screw up the walk lol.
So about 2 mins into the walk Sarah told me to I only had 2 runs to go, and to keep going. Then nothing. that was your cue to run said Stan... I hadn't thought it was but no he insisted so I ran for about a minute and then Sarah pipes up 3-2-1-go.. so I wasn't impressed and slowed down ...but then decided to keep going... so my 90 sec run was about 150 seconds... the a 90 second walk and then the last 3 minute walk...and like a drowned rat I actually ventured off the promenade and ran on the pavement in full glare of passing cars...so that was an achievement...and when I finished I was reasonably happy and felt quite good.
I learned tonight that the waterproof coat isn't...nor were the gloves. The beanie/buff was great though and Stan is a pain in the butt sometimes...