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Today is a “Do Nothing Day”, or more strictly a “Do Nothing on the House Day. Time to relax and do other stuff. It’s been pretty intense these past few weeks so it’s nice to have a break.
So what are we doing?
Both Anita and I have been on a run. Anita, doing so with a friend as part of a couch to 5K program, got up at 9am
I didn’t actually get around to running until almost midday after a bit of a lie in first. I had to work myself up to it. I always find it hard to get started again after a break from running – even though once I have started I can’t work out why. In fact I’ve put it off for a week (my cold didn’t help). Having finally got out I ran slowly but steadily for 6 miles in 70 mins, which given I’m getting over a cold and haven’t run for 5 weeks isn’t too bad. I prefer longer slower running to fast sprints though I can run a bit faster. I intend to run each day this week ready to kick-start more regular running in the new term.
I’m not quite ready for a Park Run yet but hopefully soon.
The weather was perfect, warm but not too hot, sunny and a light breeze. I always try to build in Caldecotte Lake or the Grand Union Canal or both if I can. There were lots of swans, geese and ducks on the water – even a duckling on the lake. Peacock butterflies were aplenty as were the midges 😦 – nothing like the Mosquitos of Mwanza, I’m sure but a bit annoying in places.
The rest of the day I intend to continue to up date the blog on our earlier travels.
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Badminton is my weekly Monday night activity at the local leisure centre. Then tonight it’s Game of Thrones – Series 4.
I recognise all of this familiar routine will soon change for new ones but for now it’s nice to have a break.
- Below are some pictures taken yesterday on a walk along the canal Anita and I took to a pub on another “Do Nothing Day”