A cold and misty morning

Woo, get me, up and out at 8am on a Sunday morning. I decided not to open the second bottle of wine that had somehow made its way into my fridge last night and went to bed and watched I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here instead, which I think makes me officially sad. Or at least makes me officially old, as I am officially in my late 30s next month (22 December for anyone who’s interested/wants to send me presents/cards/alcohol/hard cash/proposals of marriage, etc.). Eek. Although Gary reckons 36 is late 30s but I disagree.

Anyway, I dragged my nearly officially late 30s body out the door into the cold November air. But look how pretty the trees are in the park:

But I didn’t go to the park, I went to the marshes.  I took a different route this morning and went under the bridge where Ben came off his bike and broke his jaw and up to the marina.  Here are some boats in the fog.

Aw, wish I lived on a boat.  That would be cool.

And although I missed seeing the cows today, there were a lot of swans, bloody millions of them, but here’s a pic of two:

And here’s another birdy type animal, talking to a couple of pigeons:

It was a really nice run and a route I’d only ever taken once before when me, Ben, Sheila and Eleanor walked back after Ben’s birthday one Sunday lunchtime a few years ago.  That was Sheila’s idea which I didn’t think much of at the time.  Walking?  Miles?  On a Sunday?  With a hangover?  Are you mad?  Ben didn’t think much of the idea either and the walk was only made marginally more interesting by the wreaths tied to the railings we walked past and we could play the “guess how they were murdered” game.

But then my route took me back up to the road and my scenic route turned into this:

Hmm, not as pretty as the river.  Almost though, eh?

Miles: 4.28
Total time: 50:05
Average pace: 11:43 minute/mile
Average speed: 5.1mph
Max speed: 6.6mph
Total calories: 385
Weather: 51F
Boats: lots
Swans: even more lots
Cows: 0
X-Ray Spex – Warrior in Woolworths
X-Ray Spex – Germfree Adolescents
Toyah – The Druids
The Smiths – The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Pulp – Something Changed
Northern Uproar – Town
New Model Army – Poison Street
Ludes – Spanish Guitar
Kula Shaker – Light Of The Day
Half Man Half Biscuit – Yipps (My Baby Got The)
Franz Ferdinand – Words So Leisured
Cribs – The Wrong Way To Be
Citizen Fish – Internal Release


  • …out of bed, running and photos your MAD! but well done. I saw I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here the other night when Dean went in – that has to be the funniest ever TV that I’ve seen LOL!

  • That was v. funny but not as funny as Paul Burrell the other year, that was classic 🙂

    I had to take pics of my new route, shame there weren’t any cows though. I think your blog needs some running pics 🙂

  • I have just found your blog,through the various blogs i read on a daily basis. Great stuff btw i quit smoking after pufffing for 13 years a few years ago. I still miss it.

    Anyway glad i found your blog will be back.

    🙂 cheers

  • Thanks Phil, great to have new visitors. I still miss smoking sometimes but glad I stopped 🙂

  • Man, those trees look good, but I know if I was running I would NOT be able to hold the camera steady when I stopped to take a pic – I’d be shaking too hard from the effects of my body wanting to shut down! 😉

    Gutted you didnt see any cows tho 🙁

  • Goosh, I’d have to be v. unfit to be so out of breath I couldn’t take pics of those trees, they’re practically outside my house 🙂

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