Did a 20 mile run up the taff trail today, the last one before marathon. It was tougher than I’d want and bit worried about the race in 4 weeks. May try another long one next week. But was pretty
We’re about an hour out of Toronto at a place called Kings City. There’s not much here but I went for a run this morning. I passed this old prairie Methodist cemetery from 1858
I tend to have only about 4 or 5 running routes. This is the turn around point on my 7.5 mile route, an old road not in use anymore
Saw this mother & lamb on my long run today
After a couple of days at conference which have been boozy it was good to get out today for a run in the sunshine. This is one of the old viaducts up the taff trail
Third sunny day in a row, did my long run up the taff trail this morning
Surprised some pigeons under a bridge on my run today
I finally got some functioning scales at the end of Nov and found I’d gone up to 14st. I mean who knew that eating a family bar of chocolate every night & not exercising could lead to weight gain?
So I decided to take action and went on a fairly simple eating regime (tea for breakfast, smoothie for lunch, normal dinner plus cut out the snacks). I’d like to pretend it was some Homeric struggle but, combined with marathon training it was okay.
I also used this app to track foods and weight loss & today I reached the target weight I’d set myself of 12st. Not exactly skinny but lighter than I’ve been for 20 years probably.
Now, bring the pies!
So I did the marathon today, my first one in 3 years. I lost my running mojo last year so to get it back I decided not to bother about pace.
It was a slog after mile 20, but I finished in 4h 33 which is decent for me.
Then home for beer!
Long run this morning – there was cloud inversion in the valleys giving them a mystical feel