Tried Stepping Stones, Speed and Stamina this week - Stepping Stones was Ok but I failed miserably to complete Speed, gave up half way through which I never do - and went v....e...r...y slowly to Stamina. You know one of those runs where when Laura tells you to slow to walking pace you feel like walking pace will be faster? Has lovely Laura been replaced by her evil twin? I was really looking forward to her company again (haven't run with her since graduating) but she felt so on my case, and fierce. Was like being back at school with one of those terrifying games teachers.
Oh it's probably just me. Maybe I've not been pushing myself and it's just a shock having someone do that again. I think I might go back to running without her though. I've been running for the last six weeks with Runkeeper - does anyone else use that? It's a great App - free (which I always like), and I set it so it tells me at the end of each km, which really helps me along. (I used to set it to tell me every five minutes but I go faster if it's measuring distance, funny that). At the end of the run it tells you how far you've gone, how fast, and for how long and then it saves your run, so you can go back and see your progress.
My husband is quite odd about my running. Must be weird having been married for ages to someone who's never even run for a bus and suddenly she's out three times a week and slightly obsessed. But I couldn't work out where the sarky comments were coming from. Then yesterday he said - how do I know you're not going to run away from me? Joke. Sort of. Maybe I need to get him running