Posted: 26/09/2014 at 22:32
Big G - good luck for your parkrun. You're still in my prayers (())
I HATE running in the dark (not too keen on driving in the dark either ). Luckily I only work part-time so I can run during the day. I miscalculated the other day and thought I had enough time to run up the river and return by road, but when I got to the river it was dark, so I had to run round the lit streets instead. The trees have so many leaves at the moment that they block out some of the street lights - every so often I was reduced to a tentative walk
I got to see the Lancasters fly over Ladybower Reservoir last Sunday - they are awesome . On their last fly past I was completely on my own at the top of the top reservoir and as they skimmed over the hill lit up by the sun I confess I shed a few tears - my dad flew in the Lancasters during the war and he loved that plane.
I've got a bit of a backache at the moment - caused by lugging a full garden wheelie bin up the back step, through the house and down the front step. Feel cross with myself, I should have waited for someone to help me, but it's too late now. It's ok laying down, but hurts if I sit for too long. Not too bad once I get running.
SK - if I get those shoes will they make me as fast?
We have a new parkrun starting up near us (although I still won't be able to go due to work - do I actually want to do a 5k?). It's on some newly reclaimed parkland that was used for quarrying so apparently it's rather 'undulating'. Not sure how popular it will be though as there are no toilets and no café .