Cross Country times Three

  1. After a morning of cleaning, dusting, sweeping in preparation for new carpet tomorrow Madam and I went for a walk. We took the long (2.2 miles) cross-country route to the post office, the carrot for madam being able to see horses en route. Normal service with the weather, cold and windy but the sun was out. I used my walkjogrun app to find our way and at one point the little person thought it would be good idea to walk across the field rather than round it. ‘Oh no you can’t do that’ I told her, ‘this is the farmer’s field and besides which just up the top of the hill is a bull and you know what they do don’t you?’ ‘Yes’ she said ‘they charge!’ ‘you’re right’ I told her ‘they charge people who wear red’ Guess what colour coat she had on? It came off pretty quick till I told her off as it was cold! It was a nice walk and I realise how lucky we are to have this on our doorstep. DSCN2201[1]
  2. Tonight I needed to run 7 miles and I knew that at the running group we only usually do four, so decided that as the night are lighter that I would run to the group. This involved yet another new footpath, but I almost regretted this when I came face to face with 6 large pigs and all that was between me and them was a foot high electric wire. I decided to brazen it out and pretend this is the kind of thing I am used to (city girl me?) the pigs took one look at me and opted to run too obviously to show that they too are faster! Fortunately a style loomed and I was out of that field. 3.68 miles to the car park
  3. The running group also opted to make the most of the light evening and do a cross-country route, it was certainly nice not to run round the houses. I was concerned at one point for my new New Balance trainers, shiny and beautiful that they are I was not keen to get them muddy but managed to avoid the worst bits. It was a nice run and to top it off there was a beautiful sun set. I left the group before they headed back to town and I headed home, luckily the pigs had gone to bed. 5.31 miles done.

9 miles run plus 2 walking, tomorrow might be a rest day but might manage another walk but sshhhh dont tell madam!




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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6 Responses to Cross Country times Three

  1. Tubontherun says:

    Every time I get itchy feet to move out of Devon, I like to remind myself that Devon really does have some of the most beautiful scenery around. Well done on your xc!

  2. Red Hen says:

    Wow! Great running! I`m interested to see how your new New Balance trainers work out. The brighter evenings make such a difference. All we need now is for the weather people to turn the temps up a tad!

  3. fortnightflo says:

    Hope you didn’t ruin your new trainers!!

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