The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are in full swing and I can’t help feeling they’re passing me by to a bit. Full time work and training for a marathon are time vortexes! Friday was a stunning day with temperatures in the evening still hitting the high 20s so I headed down to the West End in search of Atmosphere. I didn’t find much other than people out, enjoying the sun or lining up for the Lawn Bowls, but met up with friends and enjoyed dinner and an ice cream Alfresco (this is a rare enough occurrence in Glasgow that it is worth remarking!).
This morning I met up with my friend Lindsey for a 13 mile run at half marathon pace. We decided to aim for the marathon course to try to catch some of the race. We timed it nearly perfectly arriving at the river Clyde just as the runners headed across the Squinty Bridge.
We followed the course through the Gorbals, crossing back to the north side of the river at Glasgow Bridge, before heading home through the West End. We had plenty of our own cheers from the crowds (I stress that we were on the pavement not the actual course) which we accepted gratefully – you gotta take what you can get!
When I got home I learnt that Aussie lad Mike Shelley won!
This afternoon I had tentative plans to meet friends at Glasgow Green, but once home the sofa proved too tempting!
Some photos from the past few days: