Laura gave me one last chance to wimp out by suggesting if I found it hard I could repeat some of the previous runs, "Laura", I said, "I always find it hard honey but I refuse to go back, let's do it" - so we did.
We set off to the songs I've become familiar with this week and Laura kept dropping in to tell me inaccurate times and give me encouragement. Inaccurate times ? Well they probably weren't but when she said twelve and a half minutes I asked her to have another look, that felt like 15 to me.
Eventually we got to the last minute and she suggested that I could sprint, I'm afraid I swore at her, I won't repeat exactly what I said but it had to do with female dogs and fornication. But then, after 5 minutes where we didn't speak, she told me I was a runner and I thanked her for everything.
It's been a great summer Laura but I'm carrying on by myself now and you have lots of starters to encourage, you've got my number, text me