Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


Stepping Up The Distance

by Russell Turner - 22:25 on 14 November 2021

Today I returned to the 10k distance for the first time since Glenlivet, two weeks ago. Garmin is not impressed, classing my run – as it has the other three this week – as a “moderate” effort, or brisk walk. Cheek. My average pace was 10:13, which is an acceptable speed by most standards, unless you’re a snooty club runner.

One milestone passed today was 1,000 miles within the year. A couple of years ago I reached that, with effort, on December 31st; now it’s a given that I’ll hit four figures, even with a few weeks lost to Covid and hurty heel recovery. What’s normal continues to evolve.

Also today, I received an email informing me that I’d successfully entered the Inverness Half Marathon, which was a bit of a surprise because I knew I had, last year, before it was cancelled. I presume some digital admin has been undertaken. It’s good to know I’ve not been forgotten.

Apart from that, all is quiet on the running front, although any day now I’ll get round to booking flights and accommodation for the London Landmarks HM. New cabin luggage may be bought. And Matchgirl is eagerly, but so far disappointedly, scouring the what’s on guides for our pre-race entertainment. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was her first choice, which I vetoed, even though it didn’t involve hobbits. Magic Mike was then mooted, although I don’t think she was totally serious. Hopefully we’ll have more shows to choose from nearer the day.

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