I have just come back from my run. It was supposed to be 40 minutes, but I was back after 37. It started ok and I managed to get up the long hill just fine. This starting slow and warming up method seems to be working! After about 25 minutes I was just starting to feel a bit weary when I saw someone I knew.
We went out last night for dinner at some friends. The other husbands turned out to be pretty fit blokes. One was a triathlete and the other had done a marathon and other races. Both were fit, successful men. I don't know why, but I felt a bit intimidated when it was mentioned that I was doing the London Marathon. Don't get me wrong, it was me who just didn't have the self confidence to be proud of what I'm doing. I think that I am so afraid of failing that sometimes I put myself down before anyone else can. The 2 men were very encouraging, but I just felt ug.
So, you can imagine how I felt ( or maybe you can't ) when at 25 minutes and feeling weary, I saw one of them out for a walk ! And do you know my first instinct ? As I ran towards him I knew he hadn't seen me yet. To my left was a pathway complete with thick bushes. My first instinct was to jump in the bushes and hide!! Oh my God !!!! How pathetic is that ?
Luckily that impulse lasted only a split second as I decided I'd be less embarrassed seen running than seen hiding. So I waved cheerily and shouted hello. Then quickened my pace and disappeared up the road. When I was absolutely sure he was gone I slowed to a panting gasping walk.
I think I may need some sort of therapy.