Yes, I am back in the south, I returned on Thursday after having a lovely 8 run in Ripon on Wednesday evening, and an uninspiring 4 miles on Thursday morning followed by a swim and of course a dip in the hot tub.
Pics from Ripon
Pics from the uninspiring 4 miles…… but they do grow cow parsley very big up there it seems!
Saturday morning I was not feeling so good, a bit tender round the edges, so hung back at the start of parkrun and took it easy. I had time to notice men in lycra, (seems taking it easy is not a good thing after all) I spent some time thinking about why men should not wear running tights and just came up with the answer that it looks ODD and not very nice. One gentleman I followed for a while had very thin lycra on, which enabled me to see more of his bottom than I desired to, so I pushed it on to pass him, to give him the treat of looking at my bottom instead! At mile 1.5 a man just in front of me cried out ‘come on’ in what I can only assume an ‘aloud’ positive conversation, which he did not mean to be ‘aloud’, scared the **** out of me though! Usually I am so caught up in going as fast as I possibly and it passes in a blur, this week was different.
Madam had a good run shaving 6 seconds off her PB and I was really pleased with my time, a year ago this would have been a flat-out, lung bursting, sick feeling, wobbly leg, heavy breathing PB, this week it was a gentle plod! Yay I am getting fitter!