As usual I was not feeling that sprightly when I got up, but got ready to run anyway. That means getting my kit on and grabbing my AfterShokz headphones for some podcast listening. I put on my Asics trail shoes as I had decided to try the cross-country option again. Just up the road from us there is a footpath that can get muddy which leads to the footbridge over the railway. Crossing that produces a dip in the pace graph on Strava. I saw @normie.fitness was having some issues with GPS on his runs, but my Garmin watch seems to give accurate results.
There was nobody swimming in the river today. I headed straight on towards Henlow Camp. That takes me across some fields that I think were growing wheat and broad beans. The farmer leaves a bare track across these for walkers. Running cross-country does work some different muscles as you are on uneven surfaces. Have to take care where you step.
When I reach the houses I turn back past a farm. I managed a personal record on a segment from there even without consciously trying. It looked like someone had been trying to level out this farm track. Then it is downhill across another wheat field.
I did not notice any horse in the meadow today, but as I crossed the bridge a white egret was in the middle of the river. I failed to get a decent photo of it with my phone. I took a picture of the view anyway. You can see the hill I had just come down in the distance.
I ran along by the river to the plant nursery and then took the road back to home. I was pretty warm when I got back. It is not that hot, but it is humid. I had some berries I picked last night with my cereal along with some huge shop-bought strawberries.
I will try to do more runs over the fields as it geŧs me well away from any traffic and the associated fumes.
Run free and stay well.