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My Last Run

Posted: Yesterday at 08:53

Haha both of you! We did the predicted 5ish miles on the flat not very muddy canal path so l branched off very briefly on a side trail up a muddy hill just for the hell of it   Lovely and cool today - OH in his bobble hat and thermal gloves, me wishing l'd worn a vest top!

It's a lovely route - at one point the canal, path, railway, river and road all run exactly in parallel for a mile or so and I always makes me smile because it reminds me of the illustration of 'transport through the ages' in my Children's Pictorial Atlas when l was little.

Mind you, l could do without the swing bridge - it bounces mentally and throws my knees all over the place.

My Last Run

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 10:29

Wanna run through mud!  Tried to persuade my OH that a muddy hill run would be fun this morning but he's not convinced (and coming back from injury) so a stately flat trot will probably be the order of the day when l've finished my tea and toast.....

My Last Run

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 09:42

Oh dear SB  -  you must have a very narrow window  of comfort!!  All credit for battling on

My Last Run

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 22:17

Haha SB, it's me who's the wimp - l can't manage the sunshine! Love it in real life but as soon as l break into a trot my heart rate just soars and l'm near to passing out.  Probably got something to do with the amount of  body fat l'm insulated in  So the preference for cold and damp s just self preservation, nothing to do with grit and determination l'm afraid!

My Last Run

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 17:02

A quick six and a half miles in my lunch break.  I like this working at home lark  -  I put my kit on as soon as I got up then sat fidgeting all morning.....

It wasn't nearly as cold or as rainy as I'd hoped or expected so the long sleeved shirt and waterproof left me running in my own personal sauna after half a mile but blimey it was windy!  I've never seen actual waves on a canal before and at one point, as I rounded a bend, a surprise sideways gust nearly had me in the water.

No foxes (for someone who lives in the middle of the countryside my life is remarkably fox free) but a lovely jay did clatter across my path and startle me.

Why do I run? Because despite the tough morning's work, tired and worrying about deadlines and targets, as soon as my shoes hit the trail my head emptied of everything except putting one foot in front of the other and repeating.....

Take care everyone!

Best song intros

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 08:21

I remember playing Plaistow Patricia very loud and the neighbours complaining.

Is nobody going for Stairway to Heaven?

But mine is Alice Cooper's Brutal Planet.

Oh and School's Out, obviously 

My Last Run

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 21:53

 Ashamed face.   Job is a bit mental at the mo and my cunning plan of running at each new place l stay has rather bitten the dust when faced with dark unknown streets or even darker unknown country lanes?....  Never mind, a lovely leisurely 4 andabit miles yesterday, cold enough for long sleeves but still in short leggings!

Passed a sheep that looked like it was playing hide and seek behind a wall but itmates didn't seem that bothered so it wandered off after a bit.

Apart from that, just me and the drizzle.  Lovely 

My Last Run

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 18:58

I don't know how to put photos on so I can only do words!!

My Last Run

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 14:27

Wow  -  some fantastic running and racing going on!  A solitary and sunny six miles for me just now in my lunch break  -  absolutely beautiful.  I could see almost all the way to Manchester it was so clear, the wind turbines arms were whizzing like mad things and I was kept company by several teeny wrens playing hide and seek in the blackberry bushes and either by a dozen different robins up and down the trail or the same one getting into shape for his Christmas duties. 



My Last Run

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:42

Impressed that the ghoulish weather isn't dampening everyone's spirits 

Sensible advice fron Swittle JT, that's what my OH always says and then gives me the 'l told you so' talk when l come back too soon...

just come back from a strangely enjoyable 4ish miles in the twilight murk up (and then down) a not very steep but very long (2 miles, oddly enough), slightly undulating uphill.  Road running for once, which l don't like usually but at least managed to stay upright and prickle free.  Did step in a great pile of mud though avoiding an oncoming car so not an entirely wasted outing!

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