Day 7……………..Lost!!

Wahoo, its the weekend, chance for a lie in and time to do a longer run. (11 miles)  Plans changed early on today when my running partner picked up an injury on the dreadmill and was unable to run. (Fingers crossed she recovers soon). So just me and my ipod today.

Plans changed again when I decided not to run where I’d planned but in the opposite direction in search of a new route. I soon realised I’d picked the wrong route (lost my sense of direction if I’m totally honest) when I found myself at the bottom of the dreaded Pineapple Hill. Pineapple Hill is one of those hills that goes on forever, its hard work in a car and in nearly six years of running I’ve given up at every attempt. But today I made it, my new motto, ‘if you don’t give up you cannot fail’ got me to the top. Unfortunately once i’d made it to the top I kind of forgot where I was, so apologies to any driver who wondered why some mad woman was jumping up and down and punching the air, but I was chuffed. Downside of making it up the hill was that I’d still another 6 miles to go and I was knackered. Oh well!

So I plodded on, and decided to run back through the village of Heath, thats when I got lost again. Mainly because I expected the view of Wakefield to be in front of me and it was to my right, thankfully a nice villager pointed me in the right direction and I was back on track in no time.  Running out of town makes for better views and at times traffic free roads not to mention the roaming horses and had I realised the horses were attached to long leads I probably wouldn’t have screamed quite so loudly when one galloped towards me. Whoops.

Janthon Day 7, 12.1 miles in 1:48:05. Bring on Day 8 if you need some inspiration.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. happyday2day
    Jan 07, 2012 @ 22:24:55

    WOW!!! Dawn….well done!! …wish I knew how to run so far on my own!!!…I need some tips please x


  2. hmdawson11
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 09:47:46

    You screamed at a horse? hahahahahaaa


  3. MovingAlong
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 13:18:02

    Well done.

    I’ll never forget the day I made it up the massive hill round the corner from where we used to live – I suspect you’ll never forget this moment either!


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