I had my heart set on graduating tonight, so nothing was going to stop me. Work went okay, although the commute home did take just over 2hours rather than the usual 1hr1/4 (thank you Beyoncé). Managed to get the youngest to sleep by 7:15 then took the four year of up to the allotment to help water the plants (as my husband is out of action lifting things for a few weeks). I felt like a contestant on strongest man carrying two full 20 litre water cartons in each hand. Then there was the task getting four year old to sleep - 9:15 so still time to run before it went dark.
Next was the main hiccup, my iPhone. It has been playing up for the last 48hours and everytime I try anything on an app or the internet it crashes after less than a few minutes. So off I set, Sarah welcomed me again, podcast on, map my run tracking and then the inevitable happened - phone crashed - so 'naked' running it was going to be. I have never run without Sarah by my side and not having my newly found love of desert island discs;I felt worried about the next 30mins. Fortunately I have kept to the same route for the past few runs and have a very consistent pace. So off I went, I let my mind wander, listened to different bird sounds, watched as the sky turned orange and surprised myself that it wasn't as bad as I thought going without encouragement or distractin. My pace felt good too and just so I was triply sure that I had covered both 5K and 30 minutes I carried on running at the end to 5 minutes beyond when I knew I started from my clock and beyond the 5k distance I had reached previously. So turns out after now logging it on map my run that I covered 5.9K in 35 mins - feeling pretty chuffed tonight.