An unrecorded run(so did it really happen?)

Wednesday was a lovely day.

I had originally booked some study leave. It was cancelled and for various reasons I ended up working from home. It was lovely and I got quite a lot done, with some uninterrupted P&Q. Wednesday afternoon is supposed to be my half day, so I decided that I would go for a run. It was a balmy 11*C and dry so off I went.

When I went to put on my sports watch, the battery was flat so I left it at home, so no record, did it really happen?  Can you trust me to tell the truth?

On moving into the village, I was given strict orders from the son not to do anything embarrassing like running near his school. Being a considerate mum I took his wishes into account and turned out of the village.  This took me down hill to a bridge over a river then uphill again, along a narrow pavement next to an old stone wall. It reminded me of my old runs in Pleasington. ‘Just like home’ I thought . ‘Oh – this is home now!’

I just ran a loop out to Shire lane and back into the village, probably about 1.5 miles. This is the view from shire lane, which no doubt inspired Tolkien to write about ‘the shire’ in Lord of the Rings.


Despite my best efforts to preserve my sons dignity I was spotted by one of the mums from school who texted me. She actually used the words ‘out running’ so that’s all the evidence I need ! she may have just been too polite or didn’t have time to type the longer and more accurate phrase ‘ I saw you outdoors dressed in running appropriate clothing’!

Wednesday night I went to yoga. It’s really good, and the class teacher, Jo is brilliant. She has the ability to put into words exactly what she needs you to do in a way that you understand to get you into the correct position. So when we did a plank I’m sure that I was in the right position, whereas if I was doing it at home I’d probably have my bum sticking up in the air  – but I could only hold it for about 5 seconds! We also did some positions and balances that I have never done before so that was interesting to do things that I never thought got that I would be able to do.

I like yoga, because as an un sporty and unfit person, it gives me a better body awareness, something that doesn’t come naturally to me. So by learning good position, like learning exactly what a good plank position feels like, if I ever find myself going back to gym classes I will be in a better place for making progress without injury. And it’s great that it proceeds at a nice slow pace – time to think about what you are doing!

Despite continued forecasts for snow, there are signs of spring being on the way. Here is a pretty picture of some snowdrops.

IMG_2158Happy running everyone!


About mawil1

Hi my name is julie and I took up running at the age of 46! Hence 'mawil' Middle Aged Woman In Lycra. I did it at first because someone asked me to do a charity run with them. I couldn't run at all, but pride wouldn't let me be seen to be unable to run so I started a walk run programme. I stuck with it and to my surprise I found that I liked it- after a couple of weeks of progress I was hooked! My blog is about my progress in running and how I fit it in with the rest of my life.
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10 Responses to An unrecorded run(so did it really happen?)

  1. I think your son should be very proud of his mum. And I bet some of those other mums are jealous that they don’t go out running too. As a runner, well, more like an ex-runner these days, I’m proud of you anyway! 🙂

    • mawil1 says:

      Thank you! But now my son’s a teenager now- any feelings of love and pride are kept well under wraps! Occasionally they peep out after a good meal 😂😂😂

  2. I don’t think there is any denying that you got a PB on your run on Wednesday, okay you can’t prove you did but you can’t prove you didn’t either!

  3. Paula says:

    You sound super positive! Nice job! ❤🤗

  4. All looking so fabulous! The new area is really a dreamscape ready to explore. The yoga sounds like you found your Mojo 🤗

  5. oscardiamond says:

    There’s so much fake news around it’s difficult to establish if people are telling the truth about their running exploits. And self reported hearsay evidence is no evidece at all. Even screenshots of Garmin stats etc can be mocked up. Nevertheless, I am personally inclined to believe you (on this occasion). Well done, you got in before the return of the mini Beast from the East. Glad yoga is going well. Beautiful running country. Do you take a mobile with you?

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