A whole week of packing and unpacking with no running needed to be rectified. I was a bit apprehensive about running straight out, we have moved deeper into rural Lancashire and there are more hills around here. View from back window;
So last night I got the map out. Although we live on a hill, the road runs along the side of the hill so it was possible to plot a route, 1.5 miles to the next village with only 40m of elevation.
So on Sunday morning off we went – yes I said we, my son came with me! We spotted a rusty machine and a wheelbarrow #rusty machine 😆😆😆
There was actually more rusty stuff, corrugated sheds and whatever, but I decided not to take any more pictures. If word got out what would the neighbours think I was doing? And sheds aren’t machines.
Once we got to the next village, at my MAF HR, my son decided to show me who’s boss and sprint back to the house. The road was windy so every so often I would spot him up ahead and he would wave and run on. When I got back to the house he wasn’t here. He hadn’t recognised our house and had only realised when he reached the middle of the village that he’d gone straight past 😂😂😂
It was good to get out and now I have a basic daily route I can continue with that. There are also trails going up onto the hills (400m high) which I hope to explore at the weekends.
So I’m happy. We have a lovely view to look at and a nice 5k running route. Mobile phone signal and wi fi are a bit dodgy and I need a new mindset for the food shop – no nipping to a major supermarket 5 minutes away that has everything you need/ want and more. There will be opportunities to buy locally produced meat and veg I think, I just need to work out when and where.
So despite the hassle of the move its OK. This village isn’t quite where we wanted to be, ( this is temporary) but should reduce our daily commute which is what we wanted. As it turns out, it’s a lovely place to be.