As a youngster, I would get home from School, get changed and go out to play with my pals.
Now I'm older, I get home from work, get changed and go out to play with my pals, but now I call it training.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Wintry scenes , Summer temps

Couldn't manage to lie in bed beyond 0730 this morning. I was too hot under the covers and too cold outside of them. So I got up and headed out to Gelt (pictured, earlier in the year). Darren, Gill and George were all there too for a 0900 start.

We ran a very easy first lap, after which I put Scamp in the van ready for a faster lap 2. It never got fast though. Nobody seemed interested in pushing the pace and I wasn't fussed either - my legs felt quite tired to be honest. I did put one massive effort in - on the short but brutally steep hillclimb, so at least I got 30 seconds of good training.

Back home I tried to enjoy a day of lazing in the hammock, enjoying the weather. This did not go exactly to plan really due to annoyances of various types from all around. Why do retired people (who have all day everyday free) choose a Saturday afternoon to use power tools in their garden? And why do they insist on putting food out for birds when it results in noisy wood pigeons more or less living onsite, and scarily large seagulls often visiting?

Later in the evening I took Scamp for a walk and also took the camera - hoping for some photo opportunities. Leaving the memory card slotted in the iMac rather than in the Canon meant I had a completely unnecessary encumbrance around my neck for the (shortened) walk. Poor Scamp!

Tomorrow I am meeting up with Plucky ang Gill for a long run. I don't usually go with them as they don't really run fast enough for my liking, but as it doesn't matter that much at present I will make do with 'only' running 7:15 pace. Rain forecast.


  1. still lacking interest, altho I like the way you tried to capture the double Roman tile underneath the pigeon!

  2. Is that a Woodpigeon or a Stock Dove? I don't think it's a Rock Dove. Can you remember what sound it made? Was it a coohoo coohoo? Or a mwhahaharacka boomm shallacka boom type noise? If it was then it could be a Golden Eagle!