…. it was an amazing sunrise, misty sky over the rape seed fields, the red sun rising on the horizon beyond this, truly breath-taking, well worth the early rise to witness this.
As I was heading out prior to breakfast grabbed half an energy bar before heading out the door placing the other half in my pocket. It was an amazing morning and realised wearing high vis jacket is normally a great idea, but maybe not when going through fields with bright yellow flowers! High vis jacket became camouflage jacket very quickly. Stopped at 4 miles for the other half of the energy bar. This is the view I took in whilst I had breakfast.
(I did not take this picture though)
Wildlife I saw:-
- 2 rabbits (well saw their tails)
- 1 pheasant
- 2 partridges
- 4/5 coots/moorhens
- 3 horses who headed towards me as though they thought I was going to feed them
- One swan-well it was well on its way from cygnet to swan, still a little bit of ugly duckling remained
Got in just after 8 in time to jump in bath and to be out in time to watch the marathon. Lazy day planned.
13 miles completed, not overly thrilled with the time but the average pace was 10.17, not sure how I can be siaappointed with one and pleased with the other though! The aim is to do 13 miles every weekend and to improve that time.