Monday, 18 January 2010
"Can we get on with it please?"
Dot and I enjoyed the melting snow and ice last night during a 2 and a half hour run on the hill. Still a bit cold and very difficult stuff to run on. (Even harder to sit on says Dot!) Once again my busy weekend went fast and before I knew it I only had an hour of daylight left of the weekend. So I tailored my plans to a slightly shorter route. Not quite! During the decent I was enjoying it so much I decided to traverse the hill for a couple of miles gradually gaining height again before heading down and home. This meant an hour and a half of running in the dark using Dot's bright white coat as a guiding light along the sometimes snow packed, sometimes thigh deep soft stuff and loads of ice cold melt water streams. Feet numb with cold I got to thinking this was like 'ice therapy' as you run - can't be bad. A glance back to the summit ridge revealed a beautiful new moon with a bright star to its left sitting above the pitch-black curved land back-lit by a peach/orange sky - At that moment all was well in my world.