It was so hard slogging my way to 7k all on my own (not even a dog for company) yesterday, and the weather did not help - it was overcast and not quite raining and the wind was *cold*.
Today it was still cold, colder in fact, but the sun was shining, and I had a lot of human and doggy company because today was a beginners’ Canicross run. There were several children in attendance: two ten year olds, a seven year and a four year old. I had the pleasure of holding the four year old’s hand for the last couple of k (she is my friends’ sprocket and right little cracker). The woodland we ran through kept a lot of the wind off us, and mostly wasn’t too muddy. Plus, it was somewhere I have never run before - which I often find really helps when I’ve begun to find my regular runs a bit of a slog. ‘Familiarity breeds contempt’ that’s what they say, isn’t it?
It seems pretty much everyone had trouble with their devices, it must be a bit of a satellite blackspot or something. Luckily our phones’ health trackers all reckoned we’d done 5k by the time we got back to the car park, so that was okay. 🙂
Picture is Taylor and I firmly in the middle of the pack, before I was joined by my pint sized companion 🐕🏃♀️