1. An iPod sports arm-band. I have just discovered a podcast to take me over 9 weeks from the Couch to running (supposedly non-stop- yeah right!) 5K. There's up beat music with a nice American man telling me when to walk and when to stumble forward slightly faster. Very good idea but carrying the MP3 player cramped my style, I tried to make an ingenious knicker pouch pocket for it but it kept falling down my trouser leg so I resorted to sticking it in my bra and hoping that no-one I knew would see me (not that I would know as don't wear glasses out and with my pumping music I could hear no-one else).
2. To remember to close my mouth when running through swarm of midgy fly things - added protein but can catch on the tonsils - doesn't make for a good energy boosting snack.
But feel that I'm making progress, after my third run I could still walk the following day.
I have t got back from another run and need to add that -
3. To remember to run with my mouth closed even when it's raining as big fat juicy flies seem to favour that weather!
4. To leave the sun loving dog at home when it's raining - dragging her behind me slowed me down!