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What a difference a day makes


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 🐕🏃‍♀️

8 Replies

Running somewhere new is always motivating I find. Of course, on the familiar routes you can just lose yourself as you're on automatic pilot.

in reply to Irishprincess

I actually find it hard to lose myself like that, and envy people that can.


It sounds like a lovely run .... for you , dog and small companion:)


Looks like a lovely place to run. Sure beats housing estates!

in reply to Trying2run

I can’t do much running on hard surfaces because I have long standing (ha!) problems with my back. I was so glad when I found that I could trail run without it leaving me in pain.

I know several people in here run round their neighbourhoods and do some very interesting posts, but I do think that you guys that run in towns are an outstanding lot of runners - I’d have given up before I even got started!



Glad you felt better today toox


Sounds a lovely run 😊 How great that the children came along too, there is so many bad reports about children being unfit and overweight. I agree, new routes are exciting! Mud has been a big problem while I have been visiting family. SO slippery it was impossible to walk, let alone run!!

in reply to skysue16

It is nice when the kiddies come out. And they are always good (respectful) with the dogs, and the dogs with them. Ha! You’ll the post I’m just about to write.

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