This week has been a deliberately lazy week by comparison with the build up to my long run. I already decided to take things a bit easy when my ankle developed an odd niggle which am pleased to say has disappeared.
So Thursday I did a short run to make sure my ankle was ok before setting out for my more normal run today.
After my recent comment about using RunGo and having a few issues with it, I was contacted by CraigAtRunGo at RunGo and am pleased to say am happily using the app again.
So I settled down last night with my phone to see if I could find a new route and found that I could cut my long run in half thanks to a shortcut path from one canal to the other.
It was good to be able to do this route as it brought in new elements to my running. For a start a railway bridge had to be ascended and descended and since my first “walk” over it I have found my running legs do work going up and down steps 😆. In my shortcut route of today I had a second railway bridge to traverse but this has a ramp which I chose to run up and down instead of using the steps.
Not being on a plan today I decided to just do whatever I wanted. The route had extensions to it which could change the distance if I wanted depending how I felt, but I chose to keep it shorter. But with that mindset I did not worry about stopping en route to take a quick pic. I am enjoying this new route but am already looking for new ones to keep things fresh.
I spotted this Swan on its nest this morning and it made me smile .. it was "still in bed"!!
Happy running everyone, keep believing in yourselves.