To The Residents’ Association of West Hill Avenue
It has been brought to my attention that I may need to apologise to you this morning. I sometimes run in the park at the top of your road and am therefore obliged to complete my warm up walk along West Hill Road itself. I realize that some well-meaning member of the community, or possibly the council, had spent a lot of time sweeping the fallen leaves into a relatively tidy and contained area. Unfortunately I was supposed to be doing a shorter run this morning, with intervals, which I was not looking forward to. For this reason I was not in the best of moods.
However, if the piles of leaves had not been in my way, my foot would not have inadvertently brushed through them. The resultant scrunching then tempted me to take out my anxiety of the impending torture to be inflicted by the unforgiving coach. I therefore cannot take the full blame for my actions and hold Laura responsible for what I did next. Swishing my feet through the leaves may have been a bit childish, and some may say irresponsible, but the fun I had was immeasurable, and I certainly lifted my mood. So while I would apologise for the flurries of gorgeously coloured, crisp autumn that I created, can I also thank you for providing me with the wherewithal to lift my mood (if only temporarily).
Once I got to Memorial Park I was ready to face Laura, thanks to your provision of such distraction, although this didn’t last long, as there were no such piles of leaves in the park, and I had to continue with the torture that is "The C25K+ Speed Podcast". I hope your residents appreciated that after completing my intervals I did take my behaviour elsewhere and ran off to the woodland to disperse any latent frustration and complete 6km of running in total. I then returned to the park in order to make amends; taking some photographs to create the Kaleidoscope of Colour (see attached photograph) in grateful appreciation of your provision of such a beautifully coloured backdrop to otherwise laboured my run. Please accept this in recompense for my willful kicking through your leaves.
With best regards,