On my Walk I Saw…………..

So for once I took the doctors ‘run in moderation’ advice, and having run 5 times this week (!), decided not to bother – I went for a five and a half mile walk instead. The walk was linked to running as I wanted to see if I could get along the canal  from where we normally come off at the Navigation Pub (no we don’t stop of a sneaky beer) to the river that then takes me to the road near where I live. Can’t believe how easy it is to get through, not one but two options … Typical, we’ve been running the long way round for months.

Anyway, I persuaded Jack n Ernie to go watch the rugby (didn’t take much doing) so I could go for a walk in relative peace, give me chance to play with some of the artistic bits on my camera. Don’t get me wrong, I love walking with Jack but it’s a nightmare trying to concentrate on close up shots. Especially when he usually ends up standing on what I’m zooming in on!!!! So first stop was my Brothers house to drop his birthday card off (Happy Birthday Big Bro) a quick coffee and chat then off on my travels – the river is near mt brothers house as well.

It wasn’t long before I had my first close up shot’s in the bag (well camera!) Did quite well – I think so anyway, felt a bit of a tit laying down in the middle of a field but needs must!!!

So I carried on along the riverside until I came to the old bridge my brother told me about – apparently this would take me over the river to the canal, where I needed to be. Thing is, it is the dodgiest looking bridge you’ve ever seen. The trains run over the top bit and there’s a wooden tunnel that runs under it – with a wooden pier like floor that you can see the river flowing beneath you – no thanks. So I wandered on in hope of another way over – no such luck – dodgy bridge it was. Never been as scared in my life – from one end you couldn’t see the other – the iffy lighting didn’t help!! I just kept telling myself I wasn’t scared – out loud- and made a run for it!!!

The good news was the bridge meant there was a way through, bad news was in reality I don’t need to go that way, there’s an easier option on the other side – I’d scared myself to death for nothing – pft. So I carried on a little way taking in many different views and lots of different things to try my camera on. The running water shot went well, the plastic bag tree shot wasn’t too bad – no really, next time you let a plastic bag blow away just think about where it could end up!!! The shot of the Loch Ness Monster was awesome – Nessie is alive and well and living in Wakey. It was just the shot of the bee in flight that didn’t seem to work – probably due to the 2 killer geese that were up my arse as I tried to take it – all in a days walk for a photographer.

Lovely weather, a great walk, and another play with my camera.

5.5 miles walked

A gentle run tomorrow

Bring it on

The Temperamental Netbook,Running and Rugby (league)……….

Now I would have had this blog posted ages ago were it not  for my son’s amazing netbook. He’s always complained about it- too slow, not working, doing my head in- are the usual complaints. Then he hogs my laptop when I’ve got stuff I need to be doing. So tonight I thought I’d give the Netbook a go. Big Mistake! Don’t get not me wrong, its not a bad little thing when it does what is asked of it, it just doesn’t do it very often. It seems to have the computer version of PMT, only works when in a good mood. So after an hour of fannying about I’ve abandoned the mardy thing and am back on my old faithful.

Survived the last day of ‘Cabin Fever Kids’ at work- just! And now i’ve got a whole week off to look forward to. Mm, what to do,I’ve already filled one A4 page with jobs that need doing, not exactly a week of rest but I can’t wait for the lie-ins.

With the start of the new Superleague Season now in full swing, Friday nights are back to being family nights again. All sat watching the game on sky, every so often Jack goes into the kitchen to chuck his rugby ball about (we have a big kitchen) hubby drinks copius amounts of red and talks more and more drivel as the game goes on. Plenty of eyeball rolling from Jack and I as we try our best not to giggle!! Tonight however I think he might have overdone the copious amounts of red (hubby not Jack) cos he’s slept through the last 20 minutes of the game (must be the manflu) Still at least we got to watch it in relative peace…….well if you block out the snoring!!!!!

Just a short run today, it was my original plan to go first thing this morning but after last nights weather forecast I didn’t fancy running on the freezing rain – rain that freezes! So I sneaked out for a cheeky couple of miles after Asda Big Shop. It was like running in a fridge, out n back as fast as I could before I had freezing sweat – sweat that freezes. How I manage to sweat when I’m shivering is beyond me. Anyway..

2.1 miles in 16 mins and 58 secs

A warmer run tomorrow (please)

Bring it on



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