Week 1, Run 2 - New route in the snow

So as soon as I step out of the back door it starts snowing. Just my luck!

I carried on anyway, no excuses. All went well. Nothing to complain about, apart from numb cold fingers, so far so good.

I've moved since the last C25K attempt. Moved house, general body movement not quite as rare. A new area then. A new route! On a recent reccy I found a great traffic free road. A gated, traffic free road. Quiet, secluded and according to the sign Private! Access only! Guard dogs! There's a fancy electric gate but also a smaller freely open-able gate for pedestrians or c25K-thletes. The lane is tree lined, broad and follows a small river. Crossing the river once over a wide wooden bridge. Idyllic and pretty flat too, rising uphill slightly towards the end where it leads to a large reservoir.

I'll risk the private signs and guard dog threats then. Its now my route. Private enough so I won't get laughed or pointed at and private enough for me to gasp out loud the London Marathon theme in in slo-mo as I triumphantly, arms in the air fashion, finish a 60 seconds plod.

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  • Ha ha ! Well done Steve, brilliant post ! I really enjoyed reading that !

    Hey get you with your own private gated running area , are you royalty ? Ha ha :-)

    Well that's your second one chalked off , youre on your way , no stopping you , snow or no snow , you've got this :-)

    Onwards , Huzzah ! :-) xxx

  • That sounds a lovely place for a run, apart from the guard dogs - eek! Enjoy your new area and well done on the run.

  • Wonderful post... absolutely wonderful. I have this image of you.. priceless!

    Are you supposed to use the pedestrian gate.. you won't get chased by dogs will you ?

    It sounds brilliant...and perfect...well done you. 

    I got out before the snow early this morning.. glad you had some. Irishprincess , has been working in short sleeves in sunshine in her garden today! Soooo jealous.

    Onwards and upwards, you are on the way! :)

  • Top work fella 😊 and all in your own private estate 😉

  • Just imagine the time you'll get if you DO get chased by the dogs!!!  I'm loving your posts mister - I think you may turn into a bit of a star on here :)

  • Sounds great! You're on your way!

  • The guard dogs will be wonderful for your speed.

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