Think I’m the sort of person who likes a plan! Was 0.19 short of my 5k on my last run so the plan was to repeat the run but add a circuit of the boating pond before I set off. Sorted. Surely I’d see 5 this time. Started not so well. It was threatening rain so although I’d taken me arm thingy so that I didn’t have to hold my phone all the way I decided it might mean my phone got wet (not an ideal fit) so what to do with the thingy and the glasses I’d forgotten to leave in the car? Left them at the base of a tree for my return! Then found the only podcast I had was one I’d listened to already. Twice! Ok - just Sarah it was. Just tucked my phone inside my sport bra and hoped it didn’t get too sweaty or look too lumpy.
I digress but one podcast informed me that the first sport bra was made around 1977 when jogging became popular. A woman was complaining to her husband about her lack of support when her husband clasped his jock strap to his chest and said this would work. The first sport bra was 2 jock straps sewn together!! That’s according to the QI elves who produce ‘No Such Thing as a Fish’ podcast anyway.
Didn’t feel it started well (heavy legs) but at least that meant I would be slower as many people had suggested. Got to my turning point so once I’m pointing home I’m usually confident I’ll make it. Had to stop to re-tie my trainer. Was that because I’d read the stop or not stop debate? Decided it wasn’t an option so I’d allow it this once. Note to self - double knot next time. Ran past the 30 min to get back to my stash under the tree. Felt fine. The expected rain hadn’t materialised but a drizzle helped my cool down walk (see photo). Off home to see my progress. Waited for the data to download. 5? 5.1 even?
I’ve gone off Garmin!!
p.s. I’m still very happy / amazed that I can do this so I’m not as stressed as this might sound!