By Tuesday, it had stopped snowing so we left the chilliness of Wiltshire and headed four hours north to Yorkshire and my in-laws’ for the week. The roads there are busier so had been gritted better, so running became an option. My Mother in Law kindly offered to look after the Dude, so I ran!
I did hills. My in-laws live at the top of a BIG hill. I ran down the hill in one direction for one mile and then slog back up. I then mustered ALL my self-discipline and hurtled down the hill in the other direction and labored back up again, before finishing with a little loop up one more hill and round a snow-covered field. All in all, 4.4 miles. I’m not timing my runs here – my iPhone is in the US and I have no idea where my running watch is. But in the snow, not falling is my priority.
It was a really tough run…hard on the quads on the way down and the calves on the way up. It’s a killer! Everything has been aching ever since, even my buttocks ;), I’ve been moving like a grandma…slowly, carefully and with whimpers. But I know that hills are good for me and I loved the challenge! And my buttocks were ROCK HARD all day. Such a shame that the Husband is so far away!
And in the meantime…some snaps from the week.
Today, we go to Leeds, our old hometown, to spend the weekend with dear friends…and I’m dragging one of them racing on Saturday!!