Wet Runnings

>>  Sunday, May 31, 2015

I don't think I've mentioned it yet but I've signed up for the race for life 10k at the start of July. This time last year I could have run it with my eyes shut but I'm not so fit at the moment,  I've not really picked up running good distances since my knee gave up at Christmas.

So I have been making the effort to get out at least twice a week.

In fairness I was out (of the house) but sat in my car listening to the rain drumming on the roof.  I'd dropped Cog off at school and driven onto one of my favourite running park-ups.

The rain got heavier and heavier and just as I was about to leave...
then a completely drenched women ran behind my car and jumped into the car parked next to me.

I wound down the window and asked her how it was.  "Absolutely horrendous" she said "really hard, was planning to do 8k only managed 4."

Well that was it, I'd heard enough.  There was no way I was going to ....
...not go for a run if she had managed it.

Actually, within the first 10 minutes the rain had slowed to a steady pitter and by 20 it had stopped and the clouds were showing signs of breaking.
This is a lovely area and it can get very busy, so an added bonus was the bad weather had put everyone else off being out.
There are glorious views that seem to go for ever up here

and cows with amazingly long backs!
The fields are full of buttercups and looking at them left me reciting "Little boy blue, come blow your horn, the cow's in the meadow..." as I ran

The hedgerows are chocker full of wild flowers at the moment.

From a distance the cow's parsley seems to dominate everything.

But when you get up close there is a lot of stuff going on there.

And by the time I got back to the car the view through the windscreen was clear.  I was glad I had got out, only 6.5k, but a fine effort given that I really didn't want to go at all.


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