So today went out for the first post-grad run. My grand plan was to run 5k and just see how long that took, then work on improving my time. I've just bought a new (not-so) Smart phone and downloaded a GPS type app - it was a free app. Now I know why.
Of course it had been raining, so I thought best take my jacket.
So off I trot, laden down with jacket, Smart phone, ipod, kitchen sink.....
Instead of concentrating on running, spent the whole time faffing with the stupid phone, taking my jacket off and tying it round my waist, then being weighed down on one side by the flipping phone in my pocket.
I made it round. But I've got no idea how far I ran - I think around 4.5K, but the app packed up 3/4 of the way round! And I was annoyed with myself because all this faffing about meant I stopped a few times and lost my stride.
Thank goodness for Tom Petty - "Running Down a Dream" got me to the end!
Next time it's just me and my ipod.