Tonight, I was there... I was "in the zone" and it was a great place to be. I had decided not to time it, so I clicked on the 5K and started to run. It all seemed to just fall into place, I even managed not to start off too quickly, which has been my usual problem, and I just ran. Seriously getting worried about my choice in music though, really need to remove some of the tunes from my running list. At one point I was running to "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy", then went to Meatloaf's "Life's a Lemon" and then was running along listening to something that I used to listen to when I was a child.... Stan Freberg's "St. George and the Dragonet", ...... "it was terrible, he breathed fire on me, he bur'nd me already" in a very strong New York (I think) accent.... well it certainly made me smile. I guess you really had to be there and when my little Nike+ friend told me I had finally completed the run, I turned my iPod off, and did my 5 min walk home and finally after cooking dinner etc., about 5 minutes ago I sync'd everything, and the best thing of all, as I wasn't worried about time, I beat all of my previous times and ran 5K in 26:25.
I am on top of the world now, looking forward to all of the challenges ahead of me.
The first challenge is on Sunday, The Poppy Run at Farmoor Reservoir, and good luck to DoggyMum at the Poppy Run in Ashby De La Zouch on Sunday, and to anyone else taking part. Come along and cheer us on if you're not running and you're near where one is taking place.