Today I am surprised the family did not put my trainers, Garmin and iPod on and point me out the door-grumpy shaz (hormones?!) Maybe I beat them to it as I knew I needed to get out for a long run and a good one to make up for the run on Thursday which was AWFUL. Set out along the River my favourite route for a long run, shady and picturesque perfect for a long one. Now I would like to add canoeists fo Fairweathers rant, came across a group today (could not think what the collective noun would be, but thought Canoodle sounded good) getting out of the River and transporting their vessels from one side of the lock to the other, (in fact a carrying canoodle of canoeists) in doing so they straddled the path. I could have passed by without missing a beat, by elegantly and gracefully leaping over the canoe -yeah right-but came to a halt and walked past braving the surrounding nettles. Did they make any attempt to move NO, did they apologise for being in the way NO, did they greet the landlubber NO, did this happen more than once YES. Bah to canoeists. Did contemplate suggesting they activate the lock then would not need to me in my way and spent sometime visualising the effect of this on their canoes!! Nasty Shaz.
Enjoyed the rest of the run spotting beautiful blue dragonflies, brown speckled butterflies and Mum Mallard with 5 chicks.
10 miles in not a great pace but today was about doing it not doing it quickly fortunately! Grumpiness not all gone yet though but am sure some chocolate will help with that!