Saturday 21st May
Today was a solo exploration south of the river Avon. After the crowds and sunshine of the Bristol 10km, this was a welcome relief to go at my own easy pace and enjoy the ride. I headed down to Bristol Temple Meads and crossed the river into Arnos Vale, famed for it’s brightly coloured houses on the hilltop. Then down through Bedminster and North Street weaving in and out of side-streets, through skateparks and around the green parkland. I crossed the river back into the city around 14km and weaved my way up to the Children’s Hospital. I like running past the hospital, pat Sean the Sheep’s head and look up at the staircases that we spent 6 days going up and down in November. Always a reminder to be grateful and thankful! From there I headed back up Gloucester Road and home. Back in bed for 10.30am with a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning!
I never really hit top gear in this run and it all felt pretty straightforward. It’s taken 20 weeks but my body has pretty much conceded to me doing this each week without too many arguments. I finished the run tired and achy but by no means in some of the states that I have in the past dragging myself home! Onwards and upwards.