Well the original intention was to have 2 days off and run on Saturday. A treat at the weekend. But I caught up with the posts on here at lunchtime which made my feet itch and twitch to go running, I was feeling good and thought to myself "if I can get away reasonably early today, I can still get home in daylight and do a longish run through the woods. I might even get a 5k in". And immediately like a kid with a present I wanted it now and couldn't wait till Saturday. So that's what this naughty girl did. The intention was to do a long, slow, fun run, but I haven't been able to catch the magic of my slowest run again - yet. It turned into a normal, medium speed run, which went a tad longer than the 30 minutes that we're meant to do on W9 and ended up being a 5.1 k. When I say a tad please do not take me literally - I'm a long way off 5k in 30 mins!
It was lovely in the pale sunshine. Very cold, the remains of the snow from yesterday still on the ground. An older lady smiled at me as she came out of her garden gate, it was a really warm, friendly smile (with no pity in it!) and I beamed back. Dog walkers were out, but the dogs weren't bothered with me. I ran into the sunset on the way back, it's more fun than running in the dark (although I do love running in the morning).
I think I'll be stiff tomorrow, despite stretching. But I needed that to shake off my work thoughts and get into weekend mood. What a treat!
And I might even run again on Sunday. Two treats in one weekend!