'Wet Wet Wet'...
...A band formed in the 1980's, particularly popular in the 1990's and fronted by Marti Pellow; which, at the time, I thought were a band whom perhaps understood me and my tortured teenage soul better than anyone else; whom I believed made beautiful, soulful music solely for my ears... Now of course, I fear that their name was, in fact, eponymous of their music...
However, it is not wet
behind the ears band of that era in our history that I am referring to in the above statement, but rather the weather outside. So wet in fact that I'm sure I saw fish swimming past the upstairs window at one point... or was it a flying pig? Either way, I was very comfortable working at my desk and not in the slightest bit eager to pull on my running gear to 'swim' to running club!
And am I glad I did! Apart from the fact that I actually managed some proper exercise today, rather than a measly shopping trip and a jaunt round a field the size of a postage stamp, I was also witness to my friend Natalie's new PB!
Absent Coach Pete (who is this week braving it in the distant, southern lands of London) had set us an 'out and back' session. With a slightly larger group of hardcore runners turning up today (but notably with girl power still ruling - in fact exclusively ruling if we are to assume the reappearance of Dom(inique)!), we set off under a suspicious looking sky, all of us absolutely convinced that at some point, if not in the 20 minute run away from the track then definitely in the 18 minutes back, we would be soaked, drenched and battered with rain.
However, it was not to be. In fact, all in all it was a fantastic run in which Natalie and I not only hit a perfect 38 minutes round trip but, as I mentioned previously, she set herself a brand, new sparkling PB for the 5k distance! Superb.
And so, the soundtrack to my run tonight was not the 'Wet, Wet, Wet' that I expected as I headed out the door, but rather 'Sunshine on a Rainy Day'!
Distance: 3.1 miles
Time: 38 minutes
Feeling: like sunshine on a rainy day - what? I'm liking that one, I can't say it twice?!
With Big Congratulations to: NATALIE!!!!!