I had the day off yesterday as we awoke on Monday morning to find we had no heating! Thankfully the shower stayed warm just long enough so I was able to have a quick one and head to work, before getting home in the early afternoon to meet the engineer, who spoiled my impression of tradesman by actually turning up when he said he would. However it required a part he wouldn't have until the following day, hence the day off.
Thankfully he again confounded my prejudice (only bankers, estate agents and used car salesman left, pah!) by not only hitting the bell on time (nice and early) but having it fixed within the hour, thus ensuring my day would not be wasted. Thanks Richard.
That his boss failed to abide by my request for a 'phone call prior to his arrival was neither here nor there, although Richard was quite amused at the discombobulation he was confronted with when I opened the door, as the bell going had roused Mrs Fingalo from sleep, who then did the same to me, leaving me in that special state where you're in your own place yet haven't a clue where you are!
Job done, home heating up gradually, I decided to take my second run of Week 5.
It seemed very odd going out at that time of day, in the light and when folk are up and about their business, to the point where it quite threw me out of my 'comfort zone'. I might add that the inverted commas denote my routine for a run, rather than how I feel when running....
For the first run on Saturday, because of my fear of the dreaded 20, I had opted to skip the official run 1 and go straight to Laura's run 2, although I added four minutes onto the second eight, at which point I felt unable to go any further.
I had thought about upping that run from twelve to fifteen minutes this time but realised that I'd ran the 20, all I needed to do was cut out the interval walk, which I did from the three minutes I'd taken on Saturday to two minutes this time, the idea being that for run 3 I'd be more able for the fact that I'd have no walk at all and would still have ran for 20 minutes twice.
Great in theory but I can't recall having to dig any deeper than I did on that final twelve minutes yesterday, indeed it was only the knowledge that I'd done it once already that gave me the determination not to stop. It wrecked me. To the point where, all day yesterday, I hadn't a clue how was going to manage run 3 and truth be known, am far from confident even now. It tells you something that this is the first time I've not checked out what's in the following Week after the second run of the Week I'm on.
Tonight I'll read through some of the answers and advice I received from the kind folk on here to a question I posted about this run and will tweak my playlist too, before heading out for run 3 in the morning.
Wish me luck, I think I'm going to need it.