When I was walking back after my run, I noticed that the logs around the New River have FANTASTIC mushrooms. They’re so pretty.
Yesterday, I went for a run. It was my first one of 2016 – I had a break over Christmas because of a cold and, well, just because. It was okay – I did 20 minutes very slowwwwwwly but will get faster soon enough. I’ve eaten (and drunk) far too much over Christmas and don’t feel as fit and strong as I would like.
It was a beautiful day – sunny and cold. The New River was frozen, although I am not sure that this has come out all that well in my pictures.
The other day, we were having a walk along the New River. Some of the leaves are still on the trees but most have fallen – we’re due a bit more rain tonight and tomorrow so that will probably get the rest of them to fall.
I’m really enjoying wearing my new snowboots, now that it’s getting a bit colder. Plus I love buying things in the sale and then using them a lot – it makes me feel savvy and not at all profligate.
This afternoon, my son and I went for a run. I like to run by myself but my son got upset when I pulled my trainers on and insisted that he was a “fast runner and will win the race”. It ended up being okay, if a little bit slow. I am on week two of the podcasts so it is walking for five minutes, running for 90 seconds, walking for two minutes, running for 90 seconds – you get the idea.
Because I run along the New River Walk, I was a bit worried that my son would fall into the river but he managed not to. It was a nice thing to do and better than sitting around watching YouTube (our previous activity) but perhaps I’ll go by myself next time.
This morning, I went for a run along the New River Walk. This is a really nice spot and looks terrific now that the leaves are changing colour. You would never think that you were in central London.
Quite a few people walk their dogs and push buggies along the path but it is easily wide enough to pass them by. I also saw one very smartly dressed woman picking up her dog’s shit, which I totally approve of.