Today’s “run” was kind of inspired by Skyesue and a description of when she was on a hike here in Skye and decided to run, even though she was in full hiking gear (even wearing hiking boots!!).
So, as I was planning a gentle hike along a track to a loch today, and my trail running shoes could easily cope with that, I decided to mix my hike with my run.
After the usual brisk warm-up walk, it was a 3k run uphill, on a very uneven stony track, with a rucksack - this was tough! It was at a similar snail-like pace to my first 5k of a couple of days ago, and I stopped when the uphill slope got a bit silly as I approached the loch. Then after a 15 minute uphill walk to the loch, I ditched the rucksack and did a further 2k around the loch, at a much faster time.
Decided that was quite enough running for one day, so then it was time for a quick wipe down with a towel and freshening/insect-repellant wipes (the midges had joined me) and change of tee shirt (I’d come prepared!).
Then I had lunch, relaxed and enjoyed the peace and quiet and the scenery, before heading back for the 5k downhill hike to the car.