Today I decided to go retro – I RAN WITHOUT MY IPHONE!
Taking a leaf out of Maggies book I set myself a target for this run – to enjoy it and go at whatever pace I wanted. So I did 2 laps of a route that’s an old favourite but I haven’t done during Janathon because I can only do it in daylight – it’s 2.5 miles across a field and along bridal paths.
I LOVED it. I bimbled along at my own pace – no Chad telling me to ‘get my feet with the beat’, no Valerie (the runkeeper lady) telling me I’m slow and have only run point 5 miles… I listened to the birds and the pound, crunch, pound of my feet on the frosty ground, and I stopped and watched a squirrel for a bit because he was acting suspiciously snuffling around the bottom of a tree ( I think he cottoned on to me because he quickly grabbed a nut and pretended to eat it but I could see the shell was empty and wasn’t fooled), and I stopped and chatted to a couple of dog walkers and played with their dogs and it was just a fab run. Relaxing, mind clearing ( I started out with a mild hangover that gradually cleared) and reminded me why I started running in the first place. My legs feel great and I am really looking forward to my club run tomorrow.
Not even midday and I’ve jogged, logged and blogged! A quick shower then heading off to the White Horse in Tea Green for a scrummy pub lunch with my urban family. A perfect Sunday. Enjoy your runs today folks!
Time: 1h05m approx
PS Lots of thanks to Maggie and Gary V for the inspiration for todays run!