I really struggled to get out of bed this morning. I did have big plans for my runs this week, targeting a 25mile total but I now feel I may fall a little short.
I had wanted to do 7 mile loop of Alton Water but when I got there, I realised it was £3 to park my car. Now you can call me a tight arse if you want, but I felt that was a bit too much to pay just to run around the reservoir. Especially as I was on my own too.
The run: After the hour spent in the car driving around Ipswich, looking for somewhere to run, I ended up at Orwell Park. I parked my car at Gainsborough Sports centre and jogged out from there. My legs took a good mile to get into the spirit of the run. I knew pretty early on that it wasn't going to be the 7 that I had planned. The new plan? get to 3 miles and see where you end up. Turns out after 3.8 miles I was back at the car.
Lots of stops to take in the scenery and snap some photos which you can see below. Maybe I'll do better tomorrow.
By Brian Powlett
I'm an Ipswich JAFFA RC member who has been tapering since 2011. I race for fun, but rarely train. I'll pause to take a great selfie before I get that PB. Life's too short to run fast!