Thankfully I managed to get out and back before the rain set in - my routine of coming in from work, getting changed and going straight out again paid off - no time to dither or look at the clouds. But, (in the style of Chandler Bing), could it *be* any windier? A few times I wasn't even moving forwards. And not once did the wind get behind me and push me along. It was either full in my face or knocking me sideways. I was laughing as I went along, so goodness knows what the people in the stationary traffic were thinking.
And talking of people in vehicles, yet again got beeped by a man in a white van. It happens almost every run. Here are some things for them to consider:
1 - I'm 40, slightly overweight and sweaty.
2 - I'm wearing trackie bottoms and my husband's sweatshirt.
3 - If you're trying to make me jump by beeping as you drive up behind me, think about the fact that 99% of runners have headphones in - you are a distant pathetic peep to me.
4 - No, I don't feel threatened as I could totally have you given half the chance.
5 - Really? REALLY?? It's 2012, not 1972. Men don't behave like this any more in case you hadn't noticed.
On the plus side, I got a smile and wave from a man running in the opposite direction to me. Not a creepy one, a genuine fellow runner one.
Oh, I managed the run too. I don't like the stopping and starting. But I don't like the running for 20 minutes non-stop much either at the moment. I feel like I'm really pushing myself though, and the thought of doing something that I never imagined would be possible is keeping me going.
Run 2 scheduled for Saturday morning!