Today started bright and sunny with a bit of a breeze. Perfect for a run and I was just in the right mood for it too.
The plan was to run 7K and to simply enjoy myself and you know what? That is exactly what I did.
I took my camera so did the same thing I did in London during the week, snapping as I went, taking some pictures and some video (not so many so as not to make you feel queasy!) so that you get to see the beautiful countryside I get to run around here in Essex.
The run was good fun and although I found that start al little heavy in my legs I soon found a rhythm and went for it.
I ran faster than I have done of my previous runs in Colchester but kept a consistent pace without the need for the electronic coach or music.
I am really pleased with my form and feel that I can get to the 10K I need in three weeks for the Tower of London run (please sponsor me). I am not sure how much running I will complete when I am in Canada but I am sure I will get plenty of exercise.
It was a lovely route that took me to the end of Avenue of Remembrance and back into the meadow and through the wood.
I achieved all of the run today without any looping (except when I wanted to rest the camera to snap myself mid run for the blog!).
I saw a few cyclists ash some runners out today – even one guy running with his spaniel. I am sure he would tire out before the dog does! As every everyone was friendly and said hello (no pre madonna muscle Marys on this run!).
I really enjoyed today (have I said that already) and am glad I got out to enjoy this beautiful weather and take in the scenery 🙂