Posted: 24/09/2014 at 13:25
Hi Matt and Laura and glad you're getting back into your stride Nessie
The perfect 3.2 miles this morning along the high trail. All on my own, blissfully chilly to start with (didn't last long!), running into a head wind that kept blowing leaves into my face and straight into the sun then turn around at the road gate and hurrah, wind behind me, sunlight slanting through the trees, cows looking all orange and cheerful and the best of my running playlist in my ears.
I'm most definitely *not* a religious person (actually an equal opportunities anti religion person) but there's a line in one of my favourite running songs - 'let me enlighten you.....*this* is the way I pray'* which just sums up the feeling I get when it all fits - the weather, my body doing what it's designed for, my music, the countryside.... Brilliant when it happens and I feel so bad for all of my friends and acquaintances who say, 'Ewwwww, I don't know how / why you do it....' They're missing so much.
*Ten bonus points for anyone who can identify the song or the band.....