So this morning was my 6k run. Am loving that Oldfloss is coming along with me, as I really didn’t want to get up at 7 again...but when you’ve made plans with your running buddy there’s no chance for excuses!
Decided to drive a few miles down the main road to the start of the Wirral Way at Hooton. A nice change from housing estate pavements, on an old, flat disused railway line which has a pretty good surface on this section. Should see me nicely to 10k, and has lots of tree cover for the hotter weather too!
The car said 15degC outside - lovely! - and just those few miles down the road took us from threatening rain clouds to blue skies! Left the rain jacket in the boot and set off with my best “slow and steady” pace. 🐌🐌 😊 No Parkrun rush today, just nice and comfortably landing one foot in front of the other and enjoying new surroundings.
Stuck to only having one earphone in so I could hear any cyclists approaching. Just me, Oldfloss, a few dog walkers and a few cyclists. Soon left the narrower section with nettles and made our way through open farmland on a nice wide track.
Wanted to take a few photos for Floss, but I’m still in that scared newbie phase, where I fear I shouldn’t stop at all when running. 🙁 Well I did...and I was relieved and delighted to find the sky did not fall in after all! 🙄😂😂
As I listened to Runkeeper counting off the half ks, I already knew I could do this. Passed empty, old Willaston station - now restored and looking beautiful in the early morning sun. On through more farmland until I heard the 3k point had arrived, then about turned and headed back. Didn’t even really listen to my pace or the time, just smiled about what an amazing morning it was, and how great it was to be out running!😊❤️🐌🏃♀️❤️
I’ll not post about my short / Fartlek style pavement run on Wednesday, Oldfloss, but I’ll be taking you with me. Great to have experienced company for my early 10k plan runs! Thank you 😍