I very rarely forget to start my watch when I run, but today I was about ten minutes into it before I realised I was not timing myself. I was probably distracted by my podcast. I have been listening to Renegades where Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen discuss various topics around life in America including racism and music. A couple of smart guys.
I had decided to brave the potentially muddy paths to get to the fields where I have not been for some time. The track that leads to the railway bridge had some puddles that I could get around, but otherwise it was not too bad. It was cool out, but with blue skies.
I eventually looked at my watch and realised I had not started the timer, but it does not really matter. I ran across to RAF Henlow where it looks like some new houses are being built. I then ran along a road that leads to a farm. A car was behind me along there, but seemed reluctant to come past even though there was enough room and I was right on the edge. I just ignored them.
The run felt like hard work, but my legs are not fully recovered from the weekend run. It was still good to be out. I feel lucky to have this countryside on my doorstep. I had a close encounter with a pheasant and also saw a swan, ducks and geese as well as the ponies on the meadow. There were just a few people out there. As I came back I saw a couple of ladies who I suspect were going for a swim in the river. Some kids are back at school now, but I only passed a few of them.
I just had a text to say I can get a COVID vaccination, so I will look into getting that done.
Run free and stay well.