Good morning everyone. This is a tale about a runner's route, not mine, but my younger fitter cousin's one.
One morning, as I was driving to my neighbouring town to do the weekly food shopping, I saw my gorgeous cousin running along the riverside. I was so excited that I tooted, flashed my headlights and waved at him. He looked up and gave me a dazzling smile. Oh, that's made my day, I thought. 😊 I went shopping, it took an hour, and on my way back in the car, there he was again! Granted, looking a little bit warmer than earlier, but somehow the twinkling beads across his chiselled cheek bones made him appear all the more attractive. (Can you tell I worship my young cousin?) So, I got home, put the shopping away, and telephoned him (how very old fashioned, I know!) "So tell me, where did you run? How long did you run for?" Questions, questions, and because I am his older cousin, he dutifully replied. "I ran along the river then up that hill . . ." (THAT hill!! Oh goodness, it goes on for ever, don't say it Irish-John, I know you're thinking it, but don't say it) Anyway, he descended to the riverside in a massive loop, only to go out over the river to another part of town, up, around and back, then again further around and again. I mentally mapped his route out in my mind to find that he had only gone and run a beautiful four leaf clover! 🍀
So, my question to you all is this, are any of you planning your runs so that they look like flowers or shapes or Rudolph's antlers? At the moment, mine look a little bit boring, in so far as they usually follow a river for a tiny bit and back, picture a ✅, if you will. My ambition, [she whispers], is to run up from my house (which does mean a hill, ssh!) get to the local park and attempt a mini four leaf clover of my own. Can you imagine the local villagers? "What is she doing? Why isn't she running around the perimeter of the park like everyone else? How very peculiar! Do you think she's alright? I mean, has she lost her marbles? Oh that must be it, she's looking for her lost marbles!" I would probably look like one of those excited labrador puppies who weave in and out and round and round, unable to decide where to go next! The problem is, art is not my forte, so any attempt at a four leaf clover is really totally out of the question, but it would be fun to try!
Oh and I am planning a trip to Bath next weekend. I thought I could sneak my running shoes into my bag and run up and down the Royal Crescent in an attempt to make a daisy!
Happy running everyone! 🏃🏼♀️🏃🏻🏃🏼♀️🏃🏻😀😀😀