After a rather epic run on Tuesday, I decided that today was a 5k sort of day. This meant choosing a different route than my usual selection, and I was so glad I did. My walk took me up to the local park where I started my run, and after a couple of laps, disturbing several beautifully coloured goldfinches I was on my way to Kidney Wood (a tiny copse not far from me). I was trying to run a little faster than usual, but as I was getting into my stride I noticed a few glimpses of blue in the undergrowth. I carried on running for a while and then spotted some more. So I stopped, who cares about speed when you can just spot the first appearance of some blue bells. I know there weren't many, but in a couple of weeks I'm expecting to see a carpet of these lovely flowers, and this is surely confirmation that it is actually spring.
After taking a quick snap I was back on my way, and hoping to catch up some lost time.
I got home just before the heavens opened, so was doubly fortunate in having chosen a shorter run, as had I been on a longer one I would now be running home another 5k drenched to the skin. And the icing on the cake was that, despite stopping to take a photo I completed 5k in 28 minutes. Smiles all round.