Janathon day three: Tea in the park

Today was supposed to involve some sort of early exercise. That was the plan. However, after enjoying a lovely, lovely weekend, I was loathe to release the last dying minutes of Sunday night from my clammy grasp and stayed up far too late.


After being cooped up in the office all day, I didn’t fancy the gym and it was still a bit too warm for a run. And it was big shop night at Tesco. Normally during an Athon, Ginge would drop me off in a layby somewhere and I run home from there. Not tonight though, instead Ginge came up with a genius idea.

We whizzed round the supermarket, assembled the component parts for tea and set off to Haigh Hall.

The view from the Hall

The view from the Hall

Tea (mackerel tostadas from Thomasina Miers’ Mexican Food Made Simple if you’re interested) was then put together whilst sitting on a bench in the park enjoying the sunshine. After that we had a 30 minute yomp through the woods…


…down to the canal…


…and back to the hall.


Our pace was a bit slacker than on Saturday, but I put that down to a combination of inclines, uneven ground, flipflops and being full of food.

Having said that, I did manage to prove that I have bit more speed in my legs when I raced off to make sure that I got my cornet of Uncle Joe’s Mint Ball ice cream before the shop shut…