Sunday, 5 September 2010


Back to work tomorrow - "bollocks"!! And even worse, back to the Dear Green Place for the first time in 4 weeks! Feck!
Though I am intending keeping well clear of the DGP next Thursday when they are expecting a largish crowd for a sort of open air living history lecture from one of the last surviving members of the Hitler Youth... or some such (always nice when a "wrong un" can put their past behind them and make something of themselves).

Anyway. Back to happy thoughts, and time to reflect on two weeks holidays. The long summer evenings sipping cocktails and watching the sun go down. The lazy days by the poolside. Seemingly endless meals where I've eaten far too much.....
Actually I've done nowt of that! But I have done a fair bit of running. Especially this last couple of days.
Friday saw me going out for an 18 miler that took me out to Pitcox, the "chicken farm" and back via part of the Doon Hill route. I felt absolutely knackered after it and, quite frankly, wondering if I'd bitten off more than I could chew by entering the Loch Ness mara.

But then this morning I went out for a hilly,[mostly] off road, 18.5 mile run with Ian and, other than a couple of times where I probably slowed him down by going downhill in my usual girly fashion, I felt quite good.
Though, perhaps the fact that I've not had a rest day for the best part of three weeks is starting to have an impact.
Going to try and have a high(ish) mileage week this week - but nothing fast or hard, and then see about doing a half at the weekend. Be nice to get back out there and get a number on again.

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