Back in Blighty, back on the hamster wheel and boy was it a struggle.
I set off with loads of confidence and thought I'd breeze it after my lovely(ish) run outdoors. When Laura said 5 minutes done I knew I was in trouble, I couldn't get into a rhythm and was puffing like a good 'un, 10 minutes in and I was still unhappy but determined to carry on. When Laura said 14 mins done, the gremlins were on my shoulder and telling me I'll never manage another 14 minutes feeling like this and I nearly persuaded myself to walk but I decided to see just how far I could get with this negative attitude so plodded on, and on, and on, and on.....bloody hell, where was our leader with the 'that's 20 minutes done' speech? I thought that I must be really struggling for the last 6 minutes to feel so long and was totally miserable until she said 'you've got 5 minutes left'. Sneaky bugger, she tricked me and I might as well finish it now, so I did but it's the first time I've sworn at her.
Another thing. Is it my imagination or is the music getting worse? There was one track the whole time that picked me up and to quote Fingalo, it wasn't you and fecking Julie!
5 more runs......