Happy New Year to everyone! I can't believe we are already half way through January Hope this snow lasts til christmas I've missed reading all your blogs this past week or two.
Following my last blog, I didn't run NYD. I wasn't ill as such, but I had a high temperature for a few days and then a migraine for 2, so had the whole week off - most frustrating. I've managed to run fairly regularly since then, although mostly 'easy' runs with the odd stepping stones thrown in here and there. We (daughter and I) had a fab run on the common, lovely and splishy, splashy in the mud. Surprisingly, my daughter was struggling on the trail, she was tired though, so we just did 25 minutes. I was very cross with myself for leaving my garmin in the garden, so no idea of the distance at the time (I'm not bonkers, I have to leave it outside while I get ready as it takes a while to find the satelite), so I ran the same route and time again this week to check the distance, it was 2.3 miles, so at least it was a worthwhile run.
I ran for the first time in the snow this week! Not much snow on the ground, but it started snowing almost as soon as my warm up walk was complete. Very pretty, and made a nice change. I did try running with a base layer under my tights, to see if it helped prevent my bum from turning to a slab of ice - worked a treat, although the jacket came off in less than 3 minutes of me running and the sleeves of my long sleeved top were up past my elbows by about 7 minutes in. A beautiful run, not just snow flakes looking lovely, I ran down through the 'pick your own' farm, past the mill pond that has lots of waterfowl, it looked so pretty, over a bridge and the small coxes lock on the Wey, and then along the canal path. I ran back into the town and walked home from the centre of town. Not the longest of runs, but I've been running around doing all sorts of things, so I'm grateful to have squeezed anything in during this past 2 weeks (life has been manic) - even yoga classes have had to be cancelled (although 30 minutes practice at home here and there has kept me ticking over).
I suddently find myself with a free day, so thought I'd write a quick blog post, do some cleaning (preparation to throw some paint around the walls) and go for a lunch time run, then down to some cerebral work this afternoon
oh, I missed the chance to have another lovely coastal run at the weekend, we decided to throw a small birthday party for my (recently departed) brother, which was lovely, but I stayed up talking until gone 3am and I had a blind date on the way home (lunch) so didn't have time to squeeze in my run. Never mind, back down in Deal next month (2 events) so I will fit it in then. New year, new me, my only resolution (after 'have more fun') is to take more risks, hence the blind date. 2 'frogs' kissed this year (kissed = met, not actually kissed ) and a 3rd in the diary. Might have to set up a whole new blog, LOL
I hope everyone is well. I'm planning to have a catch up on the blogs during my coffee break later