Slightly achey after a double-whammy (2 hour) fitness session yesterday and a couple of busy days running round at work, I wondered if going out for a run this morning was the best idea. But the weather forecast for tomorrow is so dire, I knew it was today or wait till Monday if I wanted to run. So off I went. It was rather grey and cool and I thought I'd probably end up walking before my husband stopped to pick me up en route for Tesco.
I started running...and felt instantly energised, with a dopey grin on my face as I went along, listening to C25k+ Stamina. Kept going up a long steady incline back up from the river. Hard work but I was enjoying it, the temperature was actually perfect for running.
And then the sun came out...blue skies, with sunshine coming through the trees and lighting up the green fields. What could be better than being out on a beautiful Autumn morning, accepting a challenge ( I'd done part of this route before but never as far as where Martin had arranged to meet me and I doubted I'd be anywhere near that point by 9.10) ?
I DID IT! Got to the meeting point BEFORE he got there, and although it wasn't a great distance (3 1/2 miles) it involved some serious long pulls uphill, so I was chuffed to bits!
I'll be walking on air for the rest of the day!
Happy running, people!