After the excitement and over-indulgences of Christmas day, I found myself the only one showing any signs of life at 8 am this morning. There was still a chorus of snores at 8:30, so I decided that rather than sit about waiting for life to emerge, I may as well go for a run.
I left a note saying I’d be back by 10 am and set off. It was a lovely morning. Fairly warm, a bit of a breeze, but bright sunshine and only puffy clouds in a blue sky. I certainly got the best of the day’s weather – it’s now as grey as a very grey thing. Saw any number of people walking their dogs, and one runner, who I came across just as we both reached the only single-file bridge on the entire route! Typical. He was very polite and waited for me to cross. I went a slightly different way this morning – taking the path on the other side of the nature reserve to usual. A little longer and it’s better underfoot. More gates, but less boggy; probably an easier run.
Facts & Figures:
Distance – 6.05 miles
Time – 1:12:05
Average pace – 11:55 min/miles
Got back to find that there was life after all! Although no-one had yet made it downstairs to find the note I’d left. Family all asked was I about to go for a run, and looked at me slightly sideways when I said I’d just got back. I suppose it is a bit out of character, this voluntary exercise lark, but I felt really good for getting out. Certainly helped make space for my favourite Christmas meal – Boxing day’s cold cuts, jacket potatoes and pickles. mmm.