it was lovely and sunny here today, started my day with a walk along a footpath with George dog, its pretty with lots of trees and an amazing sound of lots of birds all chirping cheerfully in the morning-lovely! So after enjoying the birdsong i thought why not try and run along here later minus the earphones and enjoy the sounds of nature! got back from the walk thinking i would head out shortly after,but a change of events involving a guinea pig with a sore eye saw me heading to the vets instead-poor Fig hes better now that hay is out of his eyelid!
Decided just before 5pm i would take George back down the seafront and enjoy the rest of the sunshine before back to work in hot kitchen tomorrow , armed myself with the garmin to see how far(its about a hrs round trip)- had a lovely time and 4.7 km covered plus 90 odd steep steps(going down) and steep slope (plodding up)!
Now couldn't decide whether to still run, it was now 6.15 pm, decided as i was nicely warmed up in the leg department from the walking to give it a go! went down the main rd (lots of traffic) trying not to worry too much about my VPL showing with my short t-shirt(my only short sleeved one at mo!), my long sleeved top covers most of my bum but this one doesn't!! ! Oh well, onwards to the footpath, bit muddy still in places and dodge the puddles but surprisingly ok! down to the trees and tweety birds, afraid not as tweety as this morning but still the odd chirp to keep me happy! its was weird having no headphones(only done that once before and that was because pf MP3 disaster!-though don't have them on parkrun ) End of the footpath brought me out at the local holiday camp, i've only walked through it once so tried to follow the path and hope i came out the other end on the main rd! Not TOO many tourists luckily, i was puffing well by then! and then...BOO! a steep bit of hill- i don't do hills very well, and certainly not RUNNING ! got to the top and had to walk as was knackered and a bit lost! More or less my first walk during a run since graduation but it'll give me something to work on next time i guess! .......... but then saw a part of the camp i recognised and started to run again back to the main rd, joined up to my old faithful c25k practice route and on to the homeward stretch! felt quite speedy on the way back, my breathing compared to the 2/3rd k improved massively on the 4th k -came in at my 3rd fastest on the stats! total run was 4.6 k so the George walk and this run came to 9.3K! Was determined to get to 10k total so after shower and vague return to normal colour in my cheeks , armed with my Garmin set off to My Slimming World weigh in! Yay! lost 2lb ( though last weighed in 4 weeks ago) so only 1lb off getting back to my target weight! think the exercise is helping though its only kicking in recently- didn't lose any during the first 9 weeks-weird! .... I digress, another 1.9 km with trip to shop afterward so grand total since 5pm...........11.2km! now thats got to deserve a little treat!
Happy running everyone!