Bit of a strange run today😮. Went out a little undecided on whether to do a 5k or longer run as my right calf has been a bit achey of late. Ended up doing a slow run of about 5.5k and then brought it down to a run/walk as I headed back along the old railway line towards home. As I looked ahead I saw what I thought was a brown dog, cross the track and go in to the field on my right. (Funny, it seemed to be on its own) Within seconds there began what I can only describe as blood curdling animal cries and screams coming from the field amongst the trees! As I looked across into the field I then realised it had been a fox and watched as it paced around amongst a small spinny of trees and then turned and reappeared up on the railway line, crossing not far in front of me. As I jogged past I turned, expecting to see it disappear off into the woods to my left ...but no, dear old Reynard the fox had turned again and was now back up on the track 'following' ME! Despite fleetingly reminding myself how much I love foxes and often see them on early or late runs (this was late morning!), I was slightly disconcerted when on looking back once more, he was still there, trotting determinedly behind me! Before I could really think about it anymore I put on a rather unplanned (and quite impressive) burst of speed! The next time I looked back, dear Mr Fox had gone and of course I knew he was just going about his own business and not chasing me at all......?! 😉 So, there we are - "a nice gentle run along the railway line.".Tick! 😀
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