What a morning! Early start, to make sure I had time to walk my 2 dogs before my run so was out and about with them by 5.30am.
5 minutes into the walk one decided she was off! At one point I heard her barking at a fox who she must’ve been near as it was doing a horrible screeching noise. I spent 30 minutes looking for her through the woods, shouting her name all the time, but there was just silence... just the drip of the morning dew through the leaves of the trees.
In a panic, I set off home to drop off the other dog and grab my mobile so I could ring OH to get him out of work. I had visions of my pooch lying in the undergrowth savaged by a fox needing our help. Still no sign of her… Back in the woods OH rings ‘where are you?’ ‘back in the woods’ I say. Then out of nowhere the dog appears. A few expletives from hubby later (still on the phone) we head back home.
By now it is 6.20am – if I’m going to do my run I really need to get a wriggle on as I leave for work at 7.30am. I felt hot and bothered before I started but mentally ready to go. I cut the warm up walk to 4 minutes and set off at my normal pace. It was hard going, I looked at the clock on the treadmill, 15minutes done. Ok I’m halfway, keep going I tell myself.
Alas, it was not to be. After 18 and a half minutes the tank was empty. I realised I hadn’t even had a drink before starting, but no wonder really given the events before the run.
This will be chalked up as experience – I had a go and although I didn’t manage 30 minutes I’ll take 18.5 thank you very much because it was more than I was doing when I started this.
I guess graduation will have to wait a bit longer.