It was one of those runs where the second half feels better than the first half. However, it was (as is usual for my Sunday runs) eventful!!
I was feeling bored with the same old, same old roads so I planned a route with a tiny bit of off road included - a path i hadn't even known existed before, despite the fact that I have walked and cycled in that area many times. It was a little off putting to see the remnants of police tape hanging off a tree and the little stream clogged with rubbish however, onwards and (quite literally) upwards...
At about 5km I was just passing a man who asked me the way to the town centre. Where we were was pretty close to the main shopping street but involved three forks in the road and an alleyway. Once I'd explained he thanked me with that look which suggests the person still has no clue what you're talking about! After a couple of attempts i decided to walk with him to the top of the main shopping street. This took a little distance off my run and I couldn't be bothered to go back to where we'd started walking so I just started back up at that point and decided to add some at the end. Now for those people (ie me) who run for freedom and escape, attachment to tech and GPS defeats the object and so I had to do this manually - ie guess!
A little further along on the run I bumped into a man who is, affectionately, referred to as Yellow Jacket Man. He goes to the ice hockey every week and we used to go. The girls reached an age where they were bored and most of my time was spent stopping them from kicking those in front of us. Hubby still goes while the girls and I have girly-night. This consists of movie and pizza ☺ Anyway, back when we all went, we would chat to Yellow Jacket Man during period breaks. Now we often see him when we're swimming but he never acknowledges us whereas this morning he stopped for a chat! It was good catching up ☺
I tried to stay on the sunny side of the streets, just to try to acclimatise a little better as we go towards summer. It was lovely feeling the warmth and seeing spring everywhere I looked. At the end it was time to add the little bit - I'm a crap judge of distance (i know all the distances of the local paths but I wouldn't know how much to add just compared to a distance I had walked without the numbers) so I erred on the side of distance and added quite a lot to my 13km run ☺
Anyway, we're going on a picnic for mothers day lunch (I refuse to pay inflated restaurant prices) shortly so I had better move my bum out of this bath after washing the face mask off 😉
One of those mornings where summoning the enthusiasm to get out the door is harder work than the actual run. Legs felt good from the off and after a couple of miles i just relaxed and let the legs get on with it - thoroughly enjoyable sunshiny miles 🌞😎🙂