Before they arrived, I went out for another run in yet another gale. The weather was crisp, sunshine, blue skies, not too cold, small hurricane.... but I wouldn't countenance missing my run. That's a great feeling - when you're actually excited about setting off as you pull on your running gear! I wanted to do a 7 miler but the route I chose turned out to be just shy of that at 6.6 miles. I must get better organised and go on Map My Run BEFORE I go out so I know what I'm getting into. Still 6.6 miles of very hilly terrain, most of which seemed to be into the wind (I know that's not possible but I think the valleys round here were chanelling the wind so it seemed to be coming from all angles!) is pretty good by any standards.
The only time when the wind was very definitely behind me was, blessedly, as I ran up a really long steady hill, probably nearly a mile of solid climb. I was amazed that I did it without stopping. As I cleared the trees, the wind was just pushing at my back and I was forced to virtually sprint!! It was bizarre; my legs were aching from the effort but it was harder to resist the wind and slow down than to give in and just fly!
So - after that, I felt quite happy tucking into the proper roast Sunday lunch which I prepared for the Olds. It was a great day - cooing over the dog who was so proud of her pups and seemed to want to show them off to my parents; D showing Dad pictures and films of his new ship being built out in Korea; me and Ma shooting the breeze; me booking them flights out to Canada on the internet. My Dad is not disposed to learn to use a computer himself but he's quite happy to have his daughter do it for him!!!
The only small downside was after they had left and D had gone to the pub - I had toast! That I didn't need. Should have had a pack and a cup of tea if I was a little peckish. But I'm not going to worry too much. I'm back on the straight and narrow this morning and I'm sure the running will do its job.
It's snowy out here at the moment but I don't think it's going to settle. Have a great dieting week all.