A truly gorgeous day today. After another frantic week at work there's been little opportunity for catching those sunny rays I keep spotting through the office window. Today was the exception with a chance to pop out for a lunchtime run. The off road adventure was blissfully warm and breezy with clear and perfectly cloudy views of Wharfedale. The sheep seemed happy with the weather too.
I also sneaked another race on Sunday, the Trimpell 20 for a bit more marathon paced training. The run felt easy and perfectly pleasant until mile 18 when the gels played havoc with my tummy. I was lucky to make it to the finish with the contents of my tummy still in the right place. It really is a lovely race, with beautiful scenery of the Lune Valley but the very pricey entry (£22) was marred by the most dismal prize I've ever received for winning a race. First lady saw me with 2 x £10 vouchers for 'Lancaster Races in 2011'! And with only 9 months left of the year too. And I didn't even make my entry fee back. Is it me or is that really stingy?