It was much cooler and a little breezy this morning which caused me to be a bit slow and bunged up at the beginning but once I launched the odd snot rocket I was on my way!
I ran a mix of road and trail today and had to stop mid way through one of the fields to get through a herd of cows. A few of the ladies were a bit nervy and I was unsure the best way to tackle a herd of cattle so I spoke to them softly and edged my way through. Thankfully they parted out of my way without too much commotion as I needed them to clear a path to get me through the gate to the next field.
I did see a badger out at the start of the run – I guess this is late for a badger but it was a joy to see.
This wasn’t my quickest 10K but that was never the plan. I managed to have a mix of terrain, speeds and inclines today which proved all worthwhile and nothing daunted me.
I did switch on Nike Running today, not to track but simply to see if I could get some cheers en route and thanks to Romilla, Vicky and Vanessa I did – hearing those help spur me on 🙂
In fact except for the odd moment when I was talking to myself (checking my conversational pace), I was zoned in on other things such as thinking about what to pack for my trip into London later today.
This is my longest run today but it’s a record that should not stick around for too long as I have longer and longer runs coming up.
The best thing is I have done it and I enjoyed it 😉
Now to do some chores and get ready to head into London to see Goldfrapp tonight 😉