An easy run for Saturday morning

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Good afternoon, and hellooooo Saturday! Looking good my friend.

I really wanted to do a longer run today, perhaps with some hills, but my sodding achillies is talking to me. Not much; I definitely wouldn’t describe it as pain. In fact, it feels better than it has done….but still not quite right. I am pretty sure running 10 miles, half of which would be up quite a steep hill, would be the wrong thing. So brave ol’ me spent an extra hour in bed and did a shorter run. I’d rather be able to run little but often than destroy myself with a long run and be out of action for the week ahead. Plus, my poor bicycle remains at work, where it’s been since Tuesday, so I am keen to be able to run to work on Monday morning. 

I decided to run a route I haven’t done for quite some time. It is just a lap of our local park, but on the final stretch I veer off back into the park taking the run to 5 miles (rather than 4.5). It used to be my standard run, and somehow laziness took control of the wheel, and 4.5 has become routine. 

The weather is pretty miserable, but I guess you don’t get the pretty leaves and the much-more-tolerable temperatures without a grey cloud or two. 

I treat my local park as the “boring” run I do when I either don’t have time to do something better, or when I want to play it safe. In fact, it’s amazing to live within half a mile of such a green space.

 

It has the bridal track:

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An athletics track:

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A cafe:

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Tennis courts:

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A duck pond:

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Two playgrounds:

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Some lovely woodland:

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A lido (unheated – I have not yet taken the plunge):

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….and is used every day by countless families and dog owners.

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Not to mention of course fellow exercisers! In fact, it has three running routes which are really clearly marked out.

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Given that I live in urban London, I am really very lucky. Even if it does get a bit boring, from time to time.

Having just said to Matthew last week that it was pretty impressive that I wear the same running capris I wore in 2012 when I first started running – and they’re still as great as ever – I of course hit issues with at least one pair. They keep falling down. Now, I would love to say this is because I am so very slender that all my trousers fall down, but that would be a big bottomed lie. It’s far more likely my jiggling rear has finally beaten the poor capris into submission. So, the hot pink ones are safe, but I now have a fun task ahead of me to identify which of the identical black capris fall down by trial and error so I can replace them. My lucky lucky neighbours eh?

 

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Anyway – run done gonna, have fun so I, call my girls gonna get my hair done. (Mis-Teeq? No?).

So I am ship shape and ready to go. We have a day of fun ahead of us; more on that tomorrow!

 

 

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  1. […] How was your weekend? Mine was great! I have bored you all to death about my Saturday – both running and the fun that came afterwards. Sunday was full of fun too, starting with a quick run around our […]

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