W7R2 - lost in the woods!

W7R2 - lost in the woods!

Frankly I wasn't relishing this morning's run - still had tired legs from Saturday, took no exercise yesterday - unless you include chopping up pounds of crabapples to make jelly 😊 - and enjoyed a couple of glasses of Pinot Noir last night - but still set out for my run. In search of a route that doesn't end in the long slow climb home, I took a different path through the woods and was so entranced by the view that I immediately lost the path and so made my own crazy route through the trees. But who knew that the concentration required to dodge roots and branches meant that the time flew by and the cushioned woodland ground made for a lovely running surface. I had to slow right down for a couple of ultra muddy sections so tacked on a couple of extra minutes - something that would have impossible earlier in this running journey.

Running has transformed my day and I hope it does the same for all of you!


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  • That looks like a lovely route, and it sounds like you've had fun. Do you realise you may well have done nearly the full 30 minutes already if you tacked on an few extra minutes? I bet that feels good!

    Just be careful not to overdo it, we wouldn't want you keeling over before your graduation run, which is coming very soon :)

  • Thank you for your wise words and I should have added, my speed was so very slow and steady, due to the hazards, I'll be lucky if I complete 5k in an hour, never mind 30 mins! Much happier going slow in the woods than pounding the tarmac! πŸ˜„

  • What a magical run sjs😊x

  • It was, and all the more so because unexpected. I know I'm lucky to be able to run in such a beautiful setting 😊

  • What a gorgeous place to run and such a distraction from clock watching too. Onwards and muddywards...

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