I had a fab week in Spain with my family. We stayed on the Costa del Sol in a town called Nerja, 45 minutes East of Malaga and passed the week in the pool, in the sea, lazing about with book in hand. There was plenty of eating too: bread, cheese, mangoes, peaches and ice cream. I fitted in three early morning runs, heading out just as the sun was peeking over the hills – perfect conditions before the temperatures rose steeply. I ran along the boardwalk and through the town, and along more boardwalk, ensuring I had some hill practise at the end. There was no shortage of hills to choose from.
I got back on Saturday the 23rd, to a Glasgow with a definite chill of Autumn in the air, and ran 19 miles the next day. Forgive me for stating the bleeding obvious but 19 miles is a very long way. I’m trying not to think about how much further the actual marathon is! Thankfully I was accompanied by the Desert Island Discs of Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Allen, Judy Murray and David Tennant. Possibly not a natural quartet but a nice mix of conversation and music choices to get me through.
Yesterday it was back to parkrun – Victoria again as my parkrun tour of Scotland seems to have been on hold since June – and was joined by quite a few folks from my running club. We took a photo op in front of the fancy gates:
Then, to round off the catch up of the Winsome Runs last few weeks, today I had a pleasant 12 miles along the canal in gorgeous weather.
It is now just four weeks until the Loch Ness Marathon, with my last long run (20 miles) next Sunday. Eeek!