Until today my longest run on the common was 10 miles which I’ve done twice, and it’s hard going. 🥵 I vowed never to run up there for longer than that, so of course today saw me do my 4th ever HM! 😳😅 Not my fastest, not my slowest, but definitely the windiest 💨💨
Nothing like yesterday, but still plenty strong enough to buffet me full in the face on each circuit. I tried running on one of the side trails which normally would offer some shelter, but it was simply too muddy to endure for a run of that length. Tried another couple of unsuccessful options, but ended up mostly on my little (not) PR loop of just under 0.5k and braced myself each time I rounded the far bend! 💨💨 Unfair how it was a headwind for all but one side of my loop. 🤦♀️ I’m hoping no one heard me cussing the wind out loud on several occasions! 😅
Flossie the dog accompanied me of course, trotting along by my side. 🐾🐕❤️ It got busier and busier with dog walkers as time went on, but no-one hampered me I’m happy to say. There was also a horse rider, and I hoped she wouldn’t be there for long, and she wasn’t. She probably took one look at all the people and dogs and decided to ride elsewhere.
So 3hrs 5 minutes of running in the bag today (PB was 2hrs 49 last October, but that was on pavements and it wasn’t windy). I’m ok with that, but I REALLY hope there’s no wind for 2 weeks’ time when I do it all again. Or if there is, please can it be easterly and dry underfoot! Any chance weather gods? Please? 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Short reluctant legged cool down walk, then home for a quick post run yoga, and nothing planned for the rest of the day! Got some lovely Mother’s Day treats, so demolishing chocolate and supping fizz will be on the agenda! 🌸 🥂 Can’t wait to receive my Bath Half bling! 🏅🥰
Thanks for all your support guys. When the going got tough, which is did often, I thought of you all waving your pom poms and cheering me on. You’re the best! ❤️