Mid way through Week 4 and I'm still at it! Still plodding up and down that same road. The number of times I've disobeyed the 'private keep out' sign as I turn back on myself and retrace my steps again and again until my time with Laura is finally up. It's getting a bit boring if I'm honest.
I've yet to make it to the end of the road, and the start of the so-called new route. The lovely snack van not in sight nor sniff of. Scared off by the slightly steeper bit and a worryingly unsteady tip-toe dance over a cattle grid (or could I athletically bound across with one leaping stride). The slightly steeper bit a massive no-no, not to mention massive heart attack, to run up. A full lap of the big watery thing then, just a dream?
I think I'm just too lazy even to walk to the start of my new route. That's the problem, it would be a 10 minute walk just to the start. A 10 min walk on (ignoring the bit at the end) perfectly flat, empty, idyllic road. Merely walking on such a faultless lane seems like a waste. But I love the idea of completing a full lap of the reservoir. Its more tangible than 5K. And how exhilarating to run along the dam wall, the wind in my bald, surrounded by the craggy hills and the views across the valley.
Next time I'll suck it in. Lovely Laura paused, my 5 minute warm up walk will be a 10 minute warm up walk, well, 15 considering the crawl up the slightly steep bit, ok a 20 minute warm up walk.
I could always bike it to the start then I'm just a slip and a fall into the water away from full couch to iron-man triathlon!