So I have decided to start building up my weekend runs to get ready for my adventure in October ( Snowdonia marathon 😱). So yesturday I did a 9 mile run in my woods... and it was so beautiful. I took the hills nice and steady, I went early just as the sun was starting to twinkle through the frosty air. In true Juicyju ( if anyone remembers my alter ego?) I’ll do a list of the best bits:
Daylight..... oh yes baby, I have become like a bat only going out in the dark.
I saw 2 people and they BOTH smiled.... anyone that follows me on Strava will know I have issues with grumpy people.... and one was a very handsome dog walker, and the other a runner...
2 wild deer bounded away from me, and it was so lovely to see their white fluffy bums bouncing around in the undergrowth.
I came across a goat just staring at me. He had the most enormous ears and beard. He reminded me of Jar Jar Binks.
At the top by paintballing was the shell of a burnt out car.... really eerie and it looked so sad.... and dead.
I had my usual stops and walk breaks. Life is too short for pushing on and missing the views....
On my baby run today I found 5 quid.... yes 5 quid 💷.... I took it as a sign that the goddess of running ( yes she’s a she) was rewarding my efforts. So I bought some croissant for brekky.
If you have a race you are training for ( anything from 5 to 500k) then come and join us on the Marathon and Race support forum and let @Roseabi know the details and we can cheer you on and support your training:
Have a fabulous day whatever you are up to, and keep warm we are entering the North Pole this week 😱