Thursday morning runs, time to go through the woods, well, I would have done, except today we were all going to socialise afterwards in a lovely juice bar Saints and Sinners. So our run today was the next best thing the cinder path!
I was expecting a really awful day as it was so windy last night, yes, there was a bit of wind, but at least it's not raining. It was a bit chilly too, so we didn't wait around too long, those who were going to be running today were there.
In my group today there were MichelleS, Ayako (she told me how to spell her name) Auriol and PinkladyJo. My group seems to be growing while DiscoRichs group is dwindling! Blooming shame when work robs you of your running time!
I was feeling a bit tired this morning, not sure why. I know Ive been worried about my ma-in-law. I guess stress can play a part on your energy levels. We all stayed together pretty well, I didn't want to go to slow or too fast (can you believe I just wrote that!) but I know that on Tuesday at group 0 I did exceed the speed limit! Because I was leading from the front, I normally lead from the back in group 0!
We were all chatting, as we ran along, so I knew we were all at a nice comfy pace for everyone, but when we got to the end of the Cinder path, I asked them if they wanted to go and do the extra bit around the little estate. Do you, not one said "I am really looking forward to doing that bit" including me! So we just ran on back down Crofton Lane.
It felt really windy, I was saying to Michelle, when we were in the woods "I am glad the wind has stopped" but then as I said that the wind came back again! And from that moment it hadn't really stopped again! We kept moving at a steady pace, all the way to Tudor Way. We walked under the bridge, as it's a single file piece of pavement, and then carried on running after that. Just the last road to do before we get to Crossways and the rec. I led from behind, just so that I didn't go too fast.......ok......so I could go just a bit slower!
When we crossed the road to go onto Crossways, I found just a little bit extra to do my sprinty bit. I picked up the pace and looked straight ahead and ran. Ayako started to put a sprint on and we were side by side. Then she just took off and left me eating dust as she flew the rest of the way into the rec! Well, she is stick think, at least 30 years younger than me and any other excuses that will fit here will as well!
We went into the track to stretch and wait for DiscoRich because then were were going to go for our festive juice or coffee. I had a caramel shortbread as well! We were also going to meet up with the Adele's boxersise group. DiscoRich joins them on Tuesdays, and they are also PWR's. They walked in and they all looked totally glamorous!! How do they do that!?
So that was my 'sinners' bit, it was a very lovely piece of shortbread! Thanks PinkladyJo :-) Anyway geeky stats.