With Christmas out of the way I now get my reward- a day to myself! So what’s on the agenda? A little run of course! I haven’t been running for weeks so I’m a bit apprehensive. It feels cold, I can hear rain spattering on the window and I know that I’m carrying an extra stone in weight compared to last year.
Fortunately I do have some goretex ‘windstopper’ tights which I pop on now, a long sleeved tee and my trusty old goretex cagoule. I feel cold in the house, but I know that I will provide my own heat once I get going. I start off with a downhill run.
Before long I’m absorbed in the beauty of the world around me. Rainbows, clouds, colour. Raindrops on the twigs of hawthorn sparking more beautifully than any artificially lit Christmas tree. Sadly despite my best efforts my camera phone does not replicate what my eyes can see! And the rainbows, cheekily appearing in the less scenic parts of the run! 4 in all!
What with all the stopping to take pictures and a bit of walking uphill I did three miles in an hour. Not amazing but it’s a start!