I had to be pushed out the door for my first run on this programme last week. I felt sure there'd be a crowd lining the street, pointing and laughing at me in my gym kit. Strangely enough, there wasn't - they must have all been at the Olympics! I'm borrowing my husband's armband for my iphone, but it makes it a bit fiddly to use the controls through the plastic.
So .. W1R3 .. off I went with my new Iphone in hand (yes, I'm sorting out my life one app at a time but that's another story). I was half way round the block before I had sorted out the right podcast through the plastic when I realised something was missing - my earphones - argh! No problem though, I'll just listen to it through the speaker, I'm running down a back road and there's no one in sight, it'll be fine. The next thing I know, some guy with all the gear and the body to go with it is running straight towards me and I've got Laura announcing full blast to world 'Welcome to week one of the Couch to 5 K running programme...' Where the .... did he come from?! Meanwhile I'm practically committing GBH on my iphone trying to get Laura to shut up and wishing I could remember where I left that hole in the ground I want to jump into. WELL, I suppose it can't get any more EMBARRASSING can it? On second thoughts, don't answer that.