This is the run I have been looking for

I cannot begin to explain how rubbish my running has been over the last few weeks. If I start by saying that I’ve gone a full seven days since my last outing… I have mostly been defeated by the old triangle of excuses (it’s been dark/cold/wet), I have been knackered in the morning and ravenous in the evenings and we had a few days off so running took a back seat (while I took a seat in the snug and indulged in both Yorkshire and Lancaster blondes). Also, I have spent the last few days shrouded in a gloomy grey mood that made me question the whole point of me going out running when ultimately both it and I are a bit useless*.

Anyway, the last run I did before my week of laziness/beeriness/gloominess was a lovely one. It wasn’t the fastest, it was all a bit stop/start in places and I have to admit that it didn’t feel particularly easy, but it was completed in daylight (yay!) with frost, crisp blue skies and a low-slung sun. It is the run that I wish I was doing every time I see runners out on gorgeous mornings when I am driving to work.

This was a muddy shortcut with crunchy puddles underfoot. It made me grin.

This was a muddy shortcut with crunchy puddles underfoot. It made me grin.

Crossing the troll bridge

Crossing the troll bridge

Apologies to anyone disturbed by the sight of me squatting in the brambles whilst taking this picture

Apologies to anyone disturbed by the sight of me squatting in the brambles whilst taking this picture

I liked this - it looks a bit alien, but I doubt it is.

I liked this – it looks a bit alien, but I doubt it is.

*I have shaken this one off and am now faced with a five o’clock alarm call in the morning…

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5 thoughts on “This is the run I have been looking for

  1. EJ says:

    Glad you’re feeling better. January blues here too – am hoping Janathon will sweep them away!

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