It should have been a lovely run, up a gentle incline all the way out, and then downhill all the way home, in beautiful sunshine and 27 ºC along pretty country lanes, but I was cranky and resentful all the way. I do feel a bit better after a shower and a drink though.
I wonder if I burned off enough calories to make up for my latest addiction, Mocha Frescatos from Costa? Thanks must go to Cerys for introducing me to that one before she disappeared back to the land of the espresso!
On a cheerier note; here's one of the official race photos from the British 10k. Not too bad, i have no recollection of seeing any race photographers so am surprised to get any photos! It looks sunnier than I remember. I was amazed to see women, at the start, with full makeup on - I 'glow' so much that the makeup would slide off!
I've also had cautiously optimistic news about finishing my PGCE. A friend is a deputy head teacher and I am in the process of negotiating a placement in her school. The school is a long way from home though, so I will be travelling for 3 hours a day and, because they already have a student in the science department for the autumn term, I couldn't start until January 2011. I have told my friend that I will go ahead and make all the arrangements, but if the OU come through with something nearer and/or sooner I will drop out of the placement. She is happy with that, and I am happy that there is at least light at the end of the tunnel. I hope the OU find me something nearer. The thought of all that travel on top of all the lesson planning and trying to keep up with everything at home terrifies me! Running would be a casualty of this situation - let's be honest, it would be seriously reduced on any teaching practice placement. I wonder if it will still be possible for me to run the Bath Half and the Brighton Marathon on just one long run a week? I can see that the half might be viable, but the Brighton Marathon might have to fall by the wayside!