Wonderful wonderful day
An absolutely gorgeous morning for a run but despite that I still had to drag myself out, not feeling too brilliant after yesterday I was a bit stiff and I don’t know if it was just due to the layoff or the fact that I’d been running over hilly terrain for a change.
Still it was gorgeous, there were a few people around and quite a few running but not many running in the same direction as me – well no-one passed me anyway. I managed to track down one man from wayyyy back, I’d noticed him running on my drive to the start and I know he’d been doing a bit of walking but I still think it was pretty impressive to catch him and pass him. Lots of women running this morning, not many of them returned my cheery “Hellos” but one actually ran over to ask the time – I responded in some very Geordie accent (which I have no idea where it came from) that I only had a stopwatch. On the run back I think it might have been the girl again but whoever it was gave me a lovely smile which is more than I can say for most of the runners, still it was hot and it sometimes can be a bit tough to look happy while one is running.
On the run out I would go as far to say I had about the most wonderful cool breeze of all time. Not only was it the perfect cooling temperature, it wasn’t heavy enough to hinder progress and it even tasted nice (I think my taste and smell buds are coming back after over a month off the fags). The way back wasn’t so fortunate and I heated up somewhat and slowed down somewhat too.
At the turn around I did my usual mistake and hit the stop button rather than the lap button, so my times are all halved.
Had a new pair of shorts on, no pockets, boooo, nice and light, hurrah. Tested out my new Sony Cybershot HX50V at the finish line, I particular got it for it being a cool sweep panorama camera with GPS but it turns out that it’s not much of an improvement on my usual iPhone 4S that I use for panorama. Anyway you be the judge, it has got wifi and a rather impressive 30x optical zoom (missus) that’s be useful at festivals.