As planned a different route was taken tonight. It was along a cycle path bordering a river - so very scenic, lots of birds etc and mostly flat. My speedy friend accompanied me. No talking today - I meant business!
We managed to lose the cycle path in the first 0.5km and ended up running down a bumpy footpath with a LOT of gnats and other flying beasties - it was hard to know how to breath without inhaling or snorting them - and me a vegetarian!
Found the path again and all was back on an even keel - new dogs to meet and a couple of courting couples to surprise 😳, 😂 ha! we turned around at the bell and headed back. Tried to avoid the bumpy footpath and stay on the cycle path but the council had other ideas, were digging up a water main - and had set a diversion - by this time we had finished running and were totally lost and had to get a map up on the phone to find the car, so it took us 16 mins of cool down walk to get there. My Fitbit registered it as a separate walk.
It was a bit isolated to do on my own, but I’d try the trail lower down next time, I know it a bit better, and less insect life!
Time was best so far, (dropped a minute per km) and that’s despite feeling frustrated that I was so slow and cursing my friend under my breath for being so speedy!!
Earned my 🍷 tonight!