Yes, not blogged for a while. Sorry. Blogging and running have both taken a bit of a back-burner, with both my fortieth birthday and the weather getting in the way a bit…
My last run was a while back. Last Friday, I at least went on a 10K photo walk through the fresh snow, which hopefully burned off a few calories. And looked a bit like this:
(There’s a few more of my Bristol snow photos here, if you’re interested.)
As I write this, this is the view from my back door:
…and I’m told it’s pretty slippery out, so I’m not nipping out for a jog just yet. But I will soon. Honest.
I didn’t run yesterday, on New Year’s Day. But I did hopefully set the tone for the year by getting out for some decent exercise. I went out with the vague thought of walking around the harbourside, and ended up doing nearly 10K around my preferred Leigh Woods route.
Hopefully that’s also started me off losing a bit of the Christmas weight I’ve put on. If I’m careful, it’ll all be gone again by the end of January…
Catch you in a day or two, with my first run of the year. In the meantime, here are a few pictures from yesterday’s walk.
I was going to head out into Sunday’s sunshine for a pleasant daytime jog, but I got a call from a couple of very hungover friends who had ambitions on fresh air a bit further afield.
We ended up doing this circular walk from Blagdon including Burrington Ham. It was a good way to spend a sunny day.
I’d like to get out for a jog tomorrow, but I’m seeing amber rain warnings being tweeted by local weathermen, so I’m not sure how appealing it’ll be in the morning… Hrm.
I’ll leave you with a photo of my friend Jo at one of the higher points of our walk.
Today we spent a few hours wandering around the Elterwater area. At the end, we headed for the lovely Chesters By The River cafe, and I rewarded myself with salmon and pea frittata, which was lush 😀
More hiking yesterday. A quick 13km round trip to Ambleside. Nice. Snapped this tree with the little secondhand Panasonic LX3 I bought specially for hiking. Turned out quite well, I thought.
Today, just a quick wander in Grizedale Forest. Here are two of my walking companions, Andre (foreground) and James (background.)
No running this week so far, but I made up for it with a 14-kilometre wander around the Crinke Crags. Hard work, but worth it for the views 😀