Archive | November, 2012

Retracing my steps and counting my blessings

18 Nov

My build up for the 2013 London Marathon has begun and today I needed to do about 15 miles. I thought it would be nice to run along the Bristol-Bath bike path, but ran it in reverse to avoid having to wait at the station getting cold at the end. The 6.30am alarm call to ensure I got the 7.40am train was a bit unwelcome, and it was more than a little nippy out as I walked to Temple Meads. However, once I got going, it was one of those beautiful autumnal mornings when it’s a pleasure to be outside. The sky was clear blue with only a few wisps of cloud, there was a thick frost dusting the ground and the leaves and berries provided a burst of colour. At times the path crosses over the river Avon and so that brought back memories of 11 months ago. I’m pretty glad it was last year and not this year as the fields/paths were extremely muddy. Thankfully the bike path is tarmac!