The title does not refer to my pace. That was very average as it is pretty warm today and likely to hit 30C.
Last night we watched Black Widow on Disney+, which was fun. We have gained an extra cat, temporarily, and it spent part of the night trying to get out of our bedroom window. I had to shut it in the end, so it was an uncomfortable and disturbed night. So I was not in the best mood for a run, but I hate to miss it and so off I went. I headed north today and got up the road a bit before I realised I had not started my watch.
I headed to Arlesey station to take the path over the big bridge. The traffic is a bit noisy up there, which makes podcast listening difficult. Thaŧ is why I did not stay by the main road and took the track up past Champney's health farm towards Langford. There were a fair few people about walking, running and cycling. I saw a lot of serious road cyclists around.
From Langford I did my usual loop across the fields to Clifton. I tried to find shade where I could, but much of this is very open. There were lots of swifts (hence the title) swooping over the fields. I expect they find lots of bugs there. There was a yellow wagtail on the track and a magpie.
By the time I got to Clifton I was flagging and had a short walk. I was really feeling it by then. I tried to just run slower rather than walking, but gave in a few times.
Back at Henlow I went the back way past Champney's again. There was a lady with a very long camera lens taking pictures of something in the fields, but I did not see what. When I got to the main road I crossed it to take the track over the fields to join up with some I run regularly. There were some kids swimming in the river today and I was very tempting to just jump in to cool off, but I kept going to get home for some breakfast. I was really warm when I got in and it took a good while to cool down. I have taken to just letting the cold runoff from the shower run over me to cool down a bit more.
I ought to do a little garden tidying today and got friends coming over later. Tomorrow is when most COVID restrictions are due to end here, but I will be taking precautions anyway. I expect we will see a lot more cases over the summer.
Run free and stay well.