For me, a rest day now consists of a light 10K jog. Tell me again why this was a good idea? Yesterday was supposed to be a nice jog in the country (Race the train “fun” run) but turned into a hardcore trail race. Slippery muddy paths through the woods, torrential downpour that not only made you soaked through but converted many tracks to rivers. The run, all be it only around 3.5 miles long was remnant of the Boxing Day Chevin Chase of 2015 where it seemed that most of West Yorkshire had been submerged! The main aggravating factor of yesterday’s run was that it was a race and despite my best intentions of not treating it as such, once I am in a race I tend to, well, race!
Therefore this evening’s run was much more sedate affair. It had to be because I felt distinctly fragile after yesterday’s escapade. I stuck to the roads because I couldn’t face muddy paths and I was trying out new running shoes and you just can’t get them dirty, can you? The other difference today was that it was sunny and around 20 celsius which meant that it, compared with being freezing and wet, was like being in in a tropical paradise. At 20 degrees though, it’s not likely to kill me.
“It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding-place from the storm and rain.”
Richard is running 10K every day during June, to raise money for a public access defibrillator to be situated at Rothwell Baptist Church. To sponsor him and make a donation, please visit his Just Giving Page.