Janathon 14/31 – in which I rediscover the magic of towpaths

It’s been ages since I’ve run on the canal and today’s cold and frosty morning seemed as good a time as any to have a trundle down the towpath.

Layered up on top (thumb holed sleeves over gloved hands) and less so on the bottom half (knee length tights…) , my main concern was the effect of the cold on my bladder.

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It was a bit too early for most of the waterfowl and most were either sleeping or preening. I spent ages trying to take a picture of a duck having a good wash and ending up with a spiky head. Every time I took one, he’d duck his head down and I’d get a decapitated-looking creature instead. Having said that, I’d be a bit narky if someone tried to take photos of me with bed hair.

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Luckily, these fellas were less camera shy.

It was nicely busy and was one of those mornings where not saying ”morning!” to people would’ve been wrong. I even managed a cheery smile as I sped up past a serious runner type, although I fear he saw through my pretending to be a proper running as the next time he saw me I was taking photos of a tiny horse.

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After a chilly three miles, I nipped into town to get some shopping and faced the stares as I was rocking a quality outfit involving running tights, hoody, woolly NY Jets hat and handbag. I know it’s not exactly a good look and probably not one for polite company, but I can’t work out whether they were from admiration, curiosity, amusement, disgust or a combination of all of the above.

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