Yesterday I did an 8 mile run at 8am in the morning. I don’t even get up that early for work but I wanted to get out before it got too hot. It was a fab mix of road and trail running, up and down hils, with some breathtaking views of the local area – I forget how lucky I am living in this location. We’re a 25 min train journey away from London, 5 minutes from an airport, a 30 min car ride from a great shopping centre and most importantly it’s just a 5 minute run to glorious countryside where I can run through woods, across fields, along bridle paths and down windy country lanes.
This time next week I’ll have finished another half marathon. I am looking forward to the run, as with the cooler temperature (current forecast is 17 and cloudy) I should be able to beat my time from last week. I know that Alma is looking for a PB in this one, so this will be more of a solo effort for me (except perhaps for Rachel or anyone else who wants me to pace them to 11m 30 miles for the first few). I have spent 2 hours today putting together a playlist to keep me motivated but I can’t decide on the order to play them in. I think I might just put it on shuffle and let the fates decide!
Today, we picked up this little bundle of fun as an addition to our family. I suspect hours will be lost around him in the next few months. Welcome Oliver.