So I'm up in Manchester visiting my uni student daughter and staying in a hotel in Didsbury. BUT I did remember to pack my running things, so this morning I set off from the hotel at 7am and my 5 min warm up walk took me to Corlton Water Park as recommended by Mollydex.
As Laura informed me it was time for my 20 minute run, which I was somewhat dreading I entered the park to be presented by a beautiful sight of the sun over the reservoir, with ducks, geese and swans. My run took me through a goaded area, through grassland and then into some woodland. The autumn leaves radiant in their glorious colours were a little slippy underfoot, but undeterred I even made it through the muddy paths without falling.
To say I enjoyed this run would be an understatement, and although squishing through the muddy bits slowed me down a little, by the time I got back to the hotel and the end of the podcast I had covered 5km, with a few extra minutes of walking.
I'm really proud of myself, and thankful to Mollydex for the recommendation, and the Manchester weather which was fine and crisp.