But unlike other runs at that time in the morning, from “that” place, today was a bit different.
The sun was out, but it wasn’t yet too warm. There was just the slightest hint of a breeze – nothing that would hamper you at all. All was well with the world and it was a beautiful morning – far too nice NOT to go for a bit of a longer run.
So I just kept on …. And on…
Started off doing one of my “usual” routes. But kept going when I was past Granton. Down onto the walkway/cycle path/call-it-what-you-will along by Silverknowes towards Cramond. Quite a few dog walkers who all seemed to be quite cheery and a couple of other runners who all passed good mornings. Beautiful along by there – not been in that neck of the woods for ages. It’s amazing how long you seem to run before Cramond Island finaly seems to be getting any closer.
From there it was a left turn up through Cramond itself, before heading onto the River Almond walkway and out to Cramond Old Bridge. First time I’ve been along by the River walkway, and I don’t think I could have picked a nicer morning for it. Don’t get me wrong – I’m glad it wasn’t – but why isn’t a place like that busy in Edinburgh? If you want to get away from the hurly-burly, then that’s the place to do it. Other than one section where steps led you up and then down a bit it was really good running as well, a nice undulating riverside path.
Sadly, by the time I got to the Bridge I felt despite how much I was enjoying it. I really did have an obligation to get back. Turned at the Cramond Bridge pub and made my way back.So.. a nice early morning 14 miler.
It’s nice to do a run like that every now and then… though maybe 12 hours before you have a 5k race isn’t the ideal time!