It should have been an 8 km loop, but the canal was so gorgeous with a thin layer of ice on the shallow parts, and the towpath shone like a thousand jewels from the sun reflecting in the frost. So I continued a little longer. And a little longer. Before long I was at the canal head 9 km from home. On tHe homeward leg I got the idea of not just running home, but adding a little bit extra to bring the distance up to 21 km.
bad decision. Everything was going so well until the extra bit, but this where I ran out of energy and had to walk for a bit. That cooled me down and I got quite cold. Running for a few km didn't give me back the warmth, but luckilY I was getting close to home. Shame about that last bit, because apart from that it was gorgeous and wonderful and lovely. As it ended, it took me a good hour after my shower before I started to feel warm again.
Hope you had a good day, and if you went running, I hope you had a good one.
The pic is from our little harbour basin on the canal. It's hard to see, but there is still a thin layer of ice on most of it, and this was at the end of my run. Sorry about the weird bloke in the foreground, but isn't it gorgeous weather? Would be a shame to not have gone out in it