Anyway, that's by the by, but may explain my not really appreciating the lovely weather today. Shorter run than normal, 4.8 miles and slow! I went on an expedition down a footpath and ended up in a neighbouring village. As we normally drive to that village I had no idea that it was so close. Ran up the hill we normally sledge down in winter. 'Ran' is an overstatement - it was so muddy I ended up slipping and sliding and staggering up the steepest bits. I will use this route again - or use the footpath to return home from having run to the village along the back roads as it will avoid crossing the dual carriageway. I love having GPS on my iPhone, even if I don't know where I am going I can at least see where I have been!
Feet are playing up - think it is time for new trainers as I have blisters on both insteps today :-( Must find the compeed before I run tomorrow and I think I need to go to a different running shop. The place I normally go to is good, but I suspect that the staff there know me as 'the woman who wears Asics' and don't look too closely at my gait anymore. It will be interesting to see whether a fresh pair of eyes makes a difference. That will have to wait until the children are back at school though.
In other news, my oldest child becomes a teenager tomorrow! Where did the years go?