Let’s hear it for the sunshine

Pentlands blue sky
Pentlands blue sky

After what has seemed like one of the longest, darkest winters , I woke on Sunday to sunshine streaming – yes that sunny- through the window and hardly a breath of wind.

Perfect running weather.

Linda and Alison
Linda and Alison

Was running with Alison and Linda and this time over at Kirkliston, so new location, good company and sunshine. We did a 4 mile circuit of the village including a couple of hills and my legs felt good.

Alison and  Linda had other plans for the rest of the day, but as the weather was so lovely , and conscious  that I need to get my mileage up with the Inverness half only 28 days away, I decided to do another run in the Dell.

Woodland sunshine
Woodland sunshine

Was going to do a short 2 mile out and back to take miles up to 6 , but once out in the woodland path with birds tweeting, lots of fellow runners and no recurrence of injury, I did just over 3, making it 7.14 miles for the day – well over half of a half marathon ! albeit with breaks. But I have now managed to run for 3 days without any ill effects on my leg so so feeling a bit more optimistic that I can get myself ready to do 13.1 on March 17.

Sunny shadow
Sunny shadow
weekend runs
weekend runs

I am going to rest today and try some intervals on Tuesday, then fit in a longer run later in the week.

Later N and I did a couple of hours tidying the garden , nice to get outside and I think keeping moving definitely helped. Clearing winter debris is a good way to get in some hamstring stretches and some other essential exercises, although today I do have  some new gardening aches.

Valentine cheese
Valentine cheese

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