Today was my first run of the week. Tuesday it was raining and windy; yesterday I was going out to see a friend and didn’t want to be rushed. I was concerned about the drive as I hadn’t been there before.
I woke early and made a cuppa. While I was drinking it downstairs I heard my brother get up. To avoid the chit chat I went into Julia stealth mode and sneaked back upstairs and put on my running clothes! Then I knew I wouldn’t be distracted 😊
It was going to be a short run today. I know a 3K route. I had to do my stretches in the middle of my warm up walk!
Off I go, trying not to set off too fast. I’m pleased to be out early. It’s a bit chilly so I’m wearing a long sleeved top and shorts. Neck buff (to double up as a mask if necessary) and sun visor.
First kilometre done round the houses and I head uphill towards the common. My route takes me along next to it. I enjoy this part, once it’s flattened out and there are a number of people walking their dogs. I pass a few runners coming from the opposite direction and all acknowledge me. Through the village now and I start the last kilometre. I can smell coffee from the shop; it’s just as well I don’t have any money on me!
The first part of the last kilometre is uphill as I mistimed it slightly, so I shorten my stride and tell myself that hills are my friends. It seems to work! Then it’s downhill all the way! I pass my brother as he’s walking to the shop to get Dad’s paper, but I’m too out of breath to answer him as I’m pulling out a few stops to finish strong 😊
‘Home’ for stretches and coffee! I bought a new seed mix to have with my porridge and I’m looking forward to trying it out 😊
Photo taken during a walk in Long Crendon.
Splits: 8:08, 7:54, 6:38