A combination of a sore throat, runny nose, STRONG headwind, uphill route and not having run for 9 days (work - and if I'm honest, the weather - got in the way) made for a hard going first ten minutes. My legs felt like they were wound tightly, if that makes any sense? I was still glad to be out but I thought it wasn't going to be a record-breaker today.
But of course, the track levelled out, my legs relaxed, I looked about me at the gorgeous scenery and with some good music I settled down. I had a new long-sleeve running top on today which I'm glad I used as it was a bit nippy in the stiff breeze. Perhaps I'll look into some running gloves...?