I don’t know where the time goes but almost a week has passed since my last run. I have been going to yoga on a weekly basis – signing up for a class helped – and I feel that I am in danger of being able to do a press up before the year is out!
This weekend is a bank holiday and we are spending it at home, which is great for me, time to chill out and catch up on sleep, execrcise and general pottering type activities. Having discovered that the route to the river down the lane is a dead end I decided to look for an alternative. I’ve seen walkers heading off around the back of the pub, and lo and behold on the map there is indeed a pathway from there down to the river.
Like a pre teen on a non school day I woke up at 6 this morning and decided to give it a go. This is the promising start;
This innocuous looking bank has actually a very sharp crest topped with wet clay. It was very slippy and did nothing for my running gait!! It crossed my mind that I should have worn my trail shoes.
And this, bless Mother Nature, is the the first mud bank that I slipped on and slid down on my bum! I didn’t bother taking a picture of the other one. Or of my muddy bum. That would be TMI!
I don’t think trail shoes would have helped.
Despite my mishaps it was a lovely run by the river, out of the way, lots of flat bits full of the sounds of running water and birdsong. I did do a videoclip for you but as I’m a cheapskate on a free WordPress plan I can’t upload it for you to listen to!
sometimes it’s just great to be outdoors! It was a nice 3 mile loop and I think that despite the slip sliding it will become a regular route for me.
Happy running! Jx