Well, that is who I felt like this morning ~ Forrest Gump!
I live in the middle of a village which has 1 road through it. Up the hill takes you along a dark road towards the main road and motorway, down the hill towards dark country lanes. Hmmmm, decisions decisions! Although the moon this morning was full and bright and the air was still. PERFECT.
I set off just after 6am, jacket on over C25K tee and also flashing armbands as it was so dark. I walked up the hill for my 5 min warm up walk, then decided to set off towards the main road and double back towards the village. I struggled to get into my groove for what seemed like an eternity and all I could see in my mind was Forrest Gump, so started telling myself ‘Run Forrest, Run!’
I was still Forrest Gumping along by the time I got back to the top of the hill into the village. But I was also getting hot and bothered by my jacket as it wasn’t as cold out as I had anticipated. There was nothing for it I would have to drop it off at home en route to the lanes.
After being scared half to death by someone a few yards ahead stepping out of their dark front garden to their car parked at the edge of the road, I got my own back by Gumping past and loudly saying Good Morning. Made him jump a bit!
Its at this point I start stripping off the armbands and jacket, probably looking more like Forrest than ever, but hey ho, and decided to lob it into my car on the drive and keep running while trying to put the armbands back on.
Armbands sorted and the groove returned. I carried on down the hill and onto the lanes guided by the light of the moon. I even ran past my usual turning point, down the small incline and challenged myself to keep going and run back up it. WOO ~ did it!!
Now back on the ‘home straight’ to the village and the dawn is starting to break, the birds are waking and tweeting the arrival of a new day. It sure felt good to be out there this morning. And I did 3.42miles, I never expected that in June when I started C25k!
Roll on Thursday.