Home from work, the sunshine disappeared, grey clouds. Hmm, the planned run didn't seem such a good idea; was hungry too as had been up since 4.40am and only eaten porridge and grapes.
Ate a very small lunch, delayed and hour, change into running clothes,Ipod not charged, delayed another hour... cold and soooo tired.
Kick myself off the couch, just get on with it... settle on Laura week 9 for company, as it's now 7pm it's a run by the roadside, go off up by the dual carriageway, feeling ok, no stopping, no 5-10 minute' why am I doing this demons'... Carry on off the slip road onto the country roads skirting the country park which will take me in a big circle; have Laura telling me only 10 minutes to go 'No there's not I reply' knowing I have at least another 20 minutes to go...
Just after the park entrance there is some nice new pavement, and street lights... get two minutes further on there is worn out old pavement and no street lights! Total darkness! Aargh!!! Oncoming car lights blind me and make the path seem to disappear, the bits of moonlight was ok and car lights from behind helped show the way. Note to self - buy a head torch asap! Still, carry on running, still no stopping, get to the junction and back to street lit civilisation, then it's down the large hill; that makes my knees complain more than anything! Run through Laura's week 9 warm down, and week 8 warm up, still not finished, but still running!
Home stretch now, slight uphill back towards my road, decide to warm down walk the last 2 minutes, get back to my door nearly have kittens when I turn phone on and it looks like Imap hasn't worked...No!!! I need to know my time/distance/pace! I am getting obsessed! Phew, get glasses on (when they stop being steamed up, ha ha) and it's ok, it worked!
3.56 miles 5.7k, so pleased I moved my butt off the couch and got out there! Knees are aching now, hot bath later.
Now what's for dinner...