OK so first day out with my new running bottle today and finally I am able to drink while moving, an excellent skill. Doing really well thinking I am coming up to the last few minutes of Week 8 run 1, and in spite of the heat (got into the park at 8am but the sun was already far too hot), and in spite of losing a week to a very nasty, painful chesty cough, I am doing it and really pleased with myself. Then I feel a soft hand on my shoulder, actually it is the sensation of my wonderfully hard to put on M&S sports bra slipping its clip and sliding off my shoulder - eek! Almost stopped and nearly fell over myself remembering that I am nearly done and mustn't stop running. Panic, if you don't get hold of the strap instantly it will slide away and there will be no hope of sorting it out. Manage to catch the strap and hold on to it for dear life, this is ridiculous, I can't run and do up my extra complicated bra! Then, horror of horrors I imagine myself lumping along, holding on to my bra and probably looking terribly flushed and I start laughing, oh god, the park is heaving with professional runners, and here I am laughing, lumping along, holding up my clothing. I can't possibly run and laugh and do up my impossibly complicated bra. Then Laura says, only one minute left, you are doing really well and all the usual stuff and I almost fall over laughing at the thought of her seeing how things are really going. Somehow I manage to get the strap back in the clip, straighten myself out and continue running just as one of the runners goes past looking at me as if I am some kind of pervert. I try to remember whether I had done anything particularly obscene while rearranging my clothing but I don't think I did. Anyway, crisis over I finish the run having gained two new skills, drinking whilst moving and doing up incredibly and impossibly complicated sports bra whilst bent double with laughter and somehow continuing to put one foot in front of the other. Well done me
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