Yet more proof that running in the morning is best!

This morning I dragged the family out for a walk in Maldon. Maldon is famous for its sea salt, its mud run (done by Jo Brand last year and NEVER to be done by me) and apparently was the scene of the appropriately named Battle of Maldon where this guy

 the Bryhtnoth the Earldorman of Essex at the age of 68 confronted the Vikings, and surrendered his life in defence of his people, all of this in 990 a little before my time. The walk was leisurely on account of little legs with us, blowy in places but nice to be out in the fresh air and gave me a chance to play with my new camera.

Quite pleased with this photo of a wader, he was a long way from us but the zoom worked well.

After lunch it was the joyous task of taking down the Christmas decorations, this completed I was free to go for my run in the ………… rain! Oh great.

The rain jacket of choice was the red VLM reject jacket circa 2010. This is a bit like a tent I discovered and not only in the fit, if you touch the inside of the jacket the rain comes through. As my elbows did my contact, my arms got soaked. By the time I got home my left foot was squelching and I was drenched. The words that greeted me on openeing the door were ‘you look like a drowned rat’

Oh well that’s day one out the way, Milton Keynes marathon here I come!

About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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7 Responses to Yet more proof that running in the morning is best!

  1. plustenner says:

    know what you mean about the VLM red jacket, I have one of them too! they way the rain is coming dowm makes me wonder whether I should invest in a good rain jacket?!?
    we did a proof run of the cake this morning – YUM, thanks for the recipe 🙂

  2. shazruns says:

    Glad it went well cant wait for pic of real thing! Good luck

  3. fortnightflo says:

    I have one too – we should all wear them, next time we get together for the crack! Well done on getting out…I love Maldon do they still have that outside pool thing?

  4. abradypus says:

    Ugh! To the drowned rat bit, I mean. The morning sounds fun.

  5. That’s an impressive zoom, I’m a great believer in there being more waterfowl in The Athons.

  6. Helen says:

    I know Maldon, I sometimes bowl there! I went running today not all that far from you, what a coincidence. I do like Maldon.

  7. runorgocrazy says:

    I gave mine to my brother-in-law, he has obviously never used it then! Beautiful picture.

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