An unremarkable 5k this morning in the drizzle. Trying to slow speed to 7 mins per km to extend distance and it's not proving as simple as it sounds but I was a bit slower today.
I've just bought myself a flip belt for my phone. In the early stages of my run today, mapmyrun kept pausing and starting up again. Guess that was my belly fat pressing against the screen! Switched the screen off and fixed that
Then trotting along happily, nice wide pavement beside main road, I can see three guys up ahead chatting. As I approach one moves out to the very edge of the pavement, carefully setting his heels precariously on the edge of the kerb while the other two pressed in against their removal van on the drive. How kind I thought to myself .... momentarily .... as I went through the gap, hands outstretched by my side to prove a point (elbows tucked in slightly just in case their judgement was indeed better than mine), I cried out 'I'm not quite THAT wide!' Not sure whether to be insulted or to think they were being very kind
So, not the most morale boosting of runs. On the plus side though, I did manage to book myself onto a pilates class for tomorrow that I've been on a wait list for. Thanks to the flipbelt, I managed to do that 'on the run' which wouldn't have been possible with the old armband.