Can’t find socks without waking everyone up so resort to fluffy bed socks instead? Check. Earphones falling out of ear after 5 steps? Check. Arm band slipping down to elbow after 2 minutes? Check. Knickers hatching an escape mission into the Grand Canyon? Check (little do they know it’s a trap ). Nose running after 5 minutes, tissues left at home? Check. Great, then ready to go!!
So off I went taking my new found courage out on the streets for a bit, as I am getting a bit bored with just the rec. and 30 mins now feels like 3 hours. Usually, the novelty of a new route makes the time fly by, but I could quite easily have conked out at 15 minutes today…. huffing and s*dding puffing so much I thought the 3 little pigs were going to zoom by, flicking the V. Anyway I managed to stumble on for a couple of laps around the rec to finish. Miserable Fag Lady often sits on a bench puffing away as I go round. Today she was joined by her crony - Even More Miserable Fag Lady 2, so I had a double cloud of B&H and misery to stagger through. I think the misery was thicker than the fag smoke today. So po-faced they almost choked on their own toxic fug. Both got a cheery hello from me and I’m pretty sure they were flicking the V as well as their fags at me . I don't mind them, for some reason they make me smile, even though I think they may be secretly plotting my downfall.
At 28 minutes 39 seconds I suddenly found my go-go-gadget-robot-legged-happy pace…. it felt bl**dy wonderful!! And was I even still breathing? Something I usually worry about, but for different reasons! It turns out I can run with my mouth shut, never would have thought that even possible at the end of week 9! It’s the most exciting thing! So I carried on for another 10 minutes just for the wonder, I couldn't pass this by. I was late for work…. but you know, the traffic was really terrible today, just awful..... then I couldn't get a parking space, driving round for ages....
And fluffy bed socks are a revelation! So cosy, comfy and not at all sweaty, who knew!