Today is definitely one of those days when I would not even have considered going out for a run, was it not for Janathon. But the end is nigh and it would be a shame to give up now.
It was blustery, cold and drizzly. Husband left for work after lunch and I started to consider a run.
The wind was easing off slightly and it was getting drier.
Given time commitments and weather forecast today might be the last chance for a longer run before the end of Janathon, so off I went…
I kept going along the canal. Past the primary school where husband is making charcoal with the children in year 4 today. He promised to bring me a piece home.
I used to love it here because it’s quiet and I don’t have to dodge children, dogs or cyclists.
Unfortunately it’s a while since I’ve been here and – unbeknown to me – with the growth of the nearby estate the area is being turned into a public park. It looked nice enough, but it meant other PEOPLE!
It took me a while to come to terms with the fact that I would have to share my sanctuary with a bunch of strangers.
When I turned off from the canal I no longer had the wind behind me, but the old railway walk offered some wind protection.
The last stretch is always the hardest. Up the hill and into the headwind.