I've been doing much more lurking than running lately, that is to say I've been doing no running at all for more than 2 weeks! The only reason being was that my one suitable pair of headphones have been off for repair and, despite the warm weather, I didn't want to run naked.
This morning however, on a lovely day in Caerphilly nr Cardiff, I couldn't do it anymore. I'd just had an email saying the new headphones are en route and took the further delay as the motivation I needed to get back out there. My next run was only 20 minutes after all, before the dreaded 3 x 2 min max effort runs I've got to look forward to 😳
It was certainly something different running with no music or audiobook etc playing in my ears, as anyone else that has run naked will tell you. Though I didn't think I'd be bored with no artificial audio, I didn't imagine it being as good as it was. Listening to all the wildlife and the sound of the water in the brook was ample distraction where I needed it.
No picture this time sorry, but I'll make sure I take one next time.
Somehow running for 19:52 (running app was 8 secs behind my 5k - 10k plan) I covered 3.65km at an average pace of 5:26.
Happy running 😊