No, I won't be reporting every day
This was going to be a long run, but stupid woman, I forgot my inhaler: not a good idea in a place where every run involves hills. After two long slow 1k climbs, I turned round and came home.
I'd decided to run out along the Worcester road, which is very hilly, like an undulating snake of a road mile after mile. It was absolutely chucking it down too, and once more my running jacket just let the water straight through. It didn't help that various vehicles were parked in lay-bys going out of the town, so I had to detour off the path and into oncoming traffic three times. I was splashed by cars too. Lorry drivers are lovely - I've experienced this frequently - they drive right round so they don't spray you with petrol-saturated muddy water.
On a fine day, there would have been a gorgeous view for miles, but it was closed in by lowering clouds, though this meant I was able to give all my attention to the footpath, which was a mess of leaves and large twigs. I ran for 2k then headed back. However, I was able to detour down Toy Lane: I've been curious about it since seeing a house there on Rightmove before we moved here. It was really nice actually, several houses on a steep lane with fields behind. Then the slog back up the steep hill to the main road again, where I ran on the road, leaping onto the verge every 30 seconds to let a car past.
Then off down the lane to Bliss Mill - photographed in the rain today so no nice reflections. There were a lot of disgruntled dog walkers with saturated pooches coming off the common.
So back home to strip out of saturated clothes, pack my running shoes with newspaper, then have a hot bath.
It had stopped raining by the time we took our dogs out, thank goodness.
I thought I would be knackered running every day, but I'm really enjoying it so far.