So, having nearly been ran over the other day I decided on drastic action and bought a high visibility top. Head phone in on low volume, feeling apprehensive I set off.
In the approaching evening gloom, on a day which has been dull and full of mizzle I left the flat at a walk with Sophie Alice Better Young Blood playing. I struggled the first ten minutes to get pace and breathing but it settled down into a slow running speed and Hugh Laurie's John Henry playing. Then a bit slower, as I hot the slope between flood meadows and the main road into town. I hit the Butts with The Importance of Being Idle and with 10 minutes left I managed to relax into a good pace, then turned round and ran in bright pink jacket and probably equally pink face to Hugh Laurie's Six Cold Feet then Until the stars Collide. Round the back of the shops my timer for walking kicked in and a second later U2's Sweetest Thing came on to celebrate completing the run and graduation.
Including the cool down and warm up I ran Distance: 4.19km, time: 42:41, pace: 10:12min/km, speed: 5.89km/h according to map my run. Slow, but seeing that at school I could never run much to run half an hour non stop in my mid 30s seems an achievement.
Now to have a bath, cup of tea and sort out the randomness of my play list.
Graduation present running shoes have been bought on anticipation. I had gait analysis at the shop.