THANK YOU so much for all your wonderfully encouraging comments on my running post. They really do mean a lot.
Here are my happy things from the last week of the school holidays for us, though the boys don't go back to school till the middle of next week.
1. Running my long run for this week on a gloriously sunny but cool morning. I took the time to plan a circular route of the correct distance HERE. Rather than repeated laps of my short pavement only route, I included some footpaths and got close to the late summer landscape, which looked stunning .........
this shot was actually taken on a holiday run last week . I didn't take my camera today as I knew I would be too tempted to stop and take photos :0)
2. A colourful sugar rush. Maynards wine gums to be precise. I'm usually more of a chocolate girl , but these are my running fuel as I'm not keen on the more popular jelly beans. I just eat one slowly every couple of miles on a longer run. It's like a little reward for my effort. As I went out before breakfast this helped a lot .......
It took me 1 hour 3 minutes to do 10k today, not fast but more importantly it didn't feel too difficult , which I was very relieved about.
3. A visit to the charity shop. It seems like ages since I've had chance for a good old charity shop mooch. When the boys were playing at a friends this week I enjoyed seeking out some
trash treasure. I don't even know what this yellow "what-not" is but I loved it's sunny colour . It's made of cast iron and weighs a ton. Any ideas ? At least I can use it as a door stop if nothing else :0)
I also got a nice box set of the Narnia chronicles to read to the boys. Youngest still likes a bedtime story and I loved these books as a child. I'm sure my bedtime story reading days are almost at an end, it makes me kind of sad, but I know it's how things are meant to be...........
Hope you are ready to welcome September tomorrow. We had a great August and hopefully there are still some warm weeks left to enjoy this year.