It has been two weeks since I last ran! Lots of reasons - visiting family, extra hours at work, illness and just worn out! Today I was determined to get out for a run so despite feeling weary when I woke this morning I got out of bed and straight into my running gear (I find this a good strategy!). Off we went, lovely and quiet on the road and calm, dry weather - just perfect. Always best to start off nice and slow, especially after a couple of weeks of no running - so that's what we did, although Squiggy always wants to go faster of course As soon as we get to the beginning of the trail Squiggy is off the lead and busy looking for squirrels and birds. I was feeling good, just jogging along and enjoying the beautiful Autumn colours. Not really an adventure - well not yet! On the way back I spotted a cyclist coming towards us wearing very bright yellow jacket and helmet. It was my other half! It wasn't a run day for him but he decided, after I had gone out, to join us rather than sit at home! So that was a nice surprise He continued on past us and caught us up a bit later. Squiggy was busy charging up and down the track rushing into the bushes and trees then suddenly he appeared out of a bush with.....a pigeon!! He was so pleased with himself and trotted along, tail up showing off his 'catch'! I decided to continue along the track for a while and when hubby caught us up he assisted in extricating the said pigeon from a rather grumpy and growly spaniel!! After that excitement Squiggy had to stay on the lead for a while longer then he was off again and trotting alongside the bike. I am such a good boy!
In the photo I am wearing my birthday present. An Aonijie running backpack. Running with the dog and extending my distances means extra kit as well as water. This one was suggested by someone on the forum, ages ago. It is fantastic, I love it. Lots of little zipped pockets for small items like keys, gels etc. Two larger pockets for bottles. I bought a soft bottle with a drinking tube/straw and it works very well, just taking little sips. There is also room in the back section for a water pouch/bladder as well as an extra layer, food etc. Very light and comfortable to wear and very reasonably priced
Anyway, I am rambling on! Just so pleased to be able to enjoy a lovely 10k today. Happy running everyone