Had a day off today and its been a bit of a let down Didn't feel like i have achieved much with my time, did manage trip to the vets with George for his itchy-sctratchyness(and he was embarrassingly yappy in the waiting room) frustrating drive cos of roadworks EVERYWHERE, and on way back has some silly ass overtaking then cutting back in infront of me, only to turn off shortly after which really wound me up! Visited mum for a bit which put me in a better mood, bought something nice for tea, took George walkies and decided on a route for my run tonight( as non work day means 16mile round trip to get to running club, so didn't go tonight)
INSPIRED by "the tea fairy's" epic half marathon post i've been inspired to have a go at trails, i donned my older muddy-from-last-time trainers and set off on a route i discovered walking the other week , wasn't sure how i'd get on, but the sun was shining after a windy rubbish weather day so in shorts and vest off i went! this included the farm lane where i did my "hide from the public" first weeks of c25k! past the lovely farmhouse and pond, saw Canada geese and goslings so stopped to take a (slightly fuzzy) snap, through the gate up the hilly bits(walked a little) and past another house. Did impressive galloping leaps( which were quite comical!) avoiding the stingy nettles of the narrow path with my shorts on, only got stung by one! Had to walk the next hilly bit as totally puffed, then on through another farmyard and field, which ends up in local holiday camp, where i merrily jogged on through! back on footpath, out onto main rd and back! (+ mini sprint-ish finish on downhill road bit!)
So feeling better , sweating like a pig , dinner in oven and off to get freshened up!
here the route!:
*also completed the May Strava 10k challenge on 31st May, just sneaked in there! As have Womens 10k in Southampton on the 14Th June, and Brading 10k on 28th June!
ps, my elder brother Paul just started C25k yesterday (paulb67) , we will be doing the Great South Run in October! well done Paul!