Posted: 16/01/2010 at 14:45
Just been out for an entertaining 14 miles. The middle 5 miles were around Washingwell woods, and involved me navigating mud, floods (shin-deep icy water), sheet ice (on hands and knees at some points, to get to the grassy verge on the other side of the path. No, no one saw me....) and a litle bit of deep snow too. Part of me did wonder quite why I was out there, rather than sticking to the main roads, but it was a lot of fun. Got to try out my new Montane jacket too, and I blummin' love it. So light, has a hood that actually stays up, and it looks pretty good too. Oh and its waterproof
Some entertaining chat last night; Stringy I say go get those horse riding lessons. There are some good places round here if you don't want to venture out to the Lakes all the time.
Re BM: The race hq is in the main racecourse grandstand. There's a foyer downstairs, and then the cafe upstairs (which sells very tasty cakes, is warm, and they show videos of the race. It's great for spectators). We could meet in the cafe, as most people head up there anyway? And there are some cracking pubs on the knavesmire rd; the one we went to last year had an actual log fire...which I plonked myself next to whilst eating roast potatoes
James - Good luck for the LSR tomorrow.
CC2 - Good running. Isn't it your bday today (or is it next saturday?). Happy Birthday, just in case
Mr K - How was the yoga? I'm still doing my pilates/yoga dvds and I reckon it's making a difference. Do you find the same?
Vicki - Hope you made it to Parkrun. Let me know where the course goes.
Currently trying to decide which races to do after BM....I have a very long list including several on the same day I think petrol costs may be the deciding factor!!