I finally did a double today after having a couple of bad weeks. Ran this morning with the morning Thursday crew and then again with the Thursday Track crew.
This morning I turned up at the rec and there were quite a few people there already. The car park was totally full, but some of these cars are for the tennis people, oh and talking of the tennis people, a woman beeped me again as I was walking up the entrance! She did it last time! I wouldn't mind if the entrance road is a huge long entrance but it's only a couple of feet long, well ok about 50 feet, but still blimmin rude!
There was also one of our beginners there too! She is one of our faster beginners so she will be in the middle group with Nicky! I was there all by myself but I was going to be running with J.J. she had called me to tell me that she could make it this morning, she would just be a couple of minutes late. So we all ran out of the gate, I ran along behind the middle group, just to see how it felt! Blimmin Nora, I was out of breath before we got to the end of the road! I was pleased to see J.J. coming around the corner, as it made the middle group just slow down a bit and have a quick chat with her.
We all headed towards Dog Poo ally after being overtaken by the faster group! Me and J.J. took the right hand path, the same as the middle group. There were pulling away in front of us with every step. Me and J.J. just plodded up the hill. The woods were a bit muddy in places, I had on my old trainers, I think I should have said something to J.J. when she rang me that we would be hitting the woods, her lovely orange trainers might get a bit sticky!
We had a lovely chat as we ran through the woods. I do like running with people, but I know that I am going to have to find my solo running mojo so that I can enjoy the solitude of running again. Last week was an emotional run through the woods, running solo then was probably exactly what I needed to do. Running through the woods with pals though, that is just so lovely! Chatting, putting the worlds to right, getting stuff out of our heads, laughing. No better therapy in my book.
We ran and walked all the way the easy way, all the way down Goss hill. J.J. flew down there! I had trouble keeping up with her. In fact when we were running she was running faster and I found myself having to push myself to keep up, which is good! But the most cutest part of this mornings run was when we ran along the river. J.J. nearly trod on this tiny little furball fluffy thing. I thought maybe it was a dormouse, I am no naturalist so I am probably wrong as to what the furry little creature is, I took a picture of it. I looked up when I got home, and now think it could be a shrew, what do you think.
It wasn't long before we were running through Dog Poo ally again and our run had finished. It was a really good run. I so enjoyed my run this morning!