Has anyone ever had that moment, I'm sure you have, when you try to overtake another walker? You've caught up with them, reason that you're walking faster, and so the overtaking should take a matter of seconds? But once there, it takes AGES and the seconds seem like minutes as you're side by side not really knowing what to do?
Well....that happened to me today, but with another runner! I'm pretty sure he was a secondary school aged boy, and I'm also pretty sure he didn't appreciate being overtaken by an overweight gal. So he sped up, lost momentum, sped up, lost momentum. My mind was going wild. I was thinking WHY IS THIS HAPPENING? WHEN WILL IT END? AM I GOING FASTER? MAKE SURE YOU STAY THE SAME PACE. TURN AROUND. NO, DON'T TURN AROUND THAT'S STUPID. IGNORE HIM. OH MAN, IT'S REALLY HARD TO IGNORE HIM HE'S RIGHT THERE. And on, and on and on for 1.5km....
Anyway, despite the cringe worthy kilometres, today felt awesome. I felt so fit and healthy in the last 5 minutes. When I wasn't thinking about the young chappy, I was thinking about how far I've come in such a short space of time and how life changing this program really is.
Sorry for the long post. Wishing you all a lovely end to the week 😊