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Dragons, Pirates and a Badger


Juneathon day 21. Yes I have gone bonkers! The builders are still drilling next door you see…

Although the title is not all to do with my loss of sanity. Yesterday Travellinghopefully, commented on my blog, ” Tomorrow I would like to request a tableau involving a dragon, some pirates and a badger. You know, just in case something snuffly, piratey and fire-breathing occurs…” Now not to pass up a challenge I thought, mmm, fine with the Lego bit (leave that to the Teenager, my able assistant), but how could I make something snuffly (huffy and puffy, I can do), piratey or fire-breathing happen on my run?

So mid-morning I went out for a run and a little sanity time. I had an idea and so headed towards Kensington Gardens where there is a pirate ship in the Diana playground.

Unfortunately I didn’t see any pirates, dragons nor badgers although there were lots of trainee pirates running around.

Next stop was to see Peter Pan.

After all he talks to animals and knows a lots about pirates.

Now Peter Pan is a magical figure and eventually when the crowd of tourists cleared he agreed to help me but only on the condition that I promised never ever to breathe a word of it to another human being over the age of 15. Needless to say there were plenty of pirates, a badger and some close shaves with a large fire-breathing critter !

I tried to take it easy today after the past few days. Even so my calves were very tight and a bit painful. At one stage I was plodding along getting slower and slower, even the Bee Gees weren’t helping much. My motivation and faith in human nature was restored however, when I ran past 3 Squadies marching fast with big back packs. I smiled and was rewarded by 3 big grins and a high-five!

I then went on to bump into a good friend en route home so had a ‘not so brief’ stop and a good catch-up.  All in all a good run.

4.53 miles.  43 mins.
3 weeks completed! 67.44 miles.

Legs massaged with tigerbalm and foam rollered so hopefully fit for another day…and another…

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

7 thoughts on “Dragons, Pirates and a Badger

  1. Pirates, dragons, badgers AND high fives from fit army chappies? It gets better and better!

  2. Oooh the fit army chaps sound like my kind of fun! Another great run and creative blog – I have never been to Kensignton Gardens so I will make a point of heading over there next time I’m down. Thanks for being an unofficial gude to London!

  3. love the dragon! we did cartwheels in BMF tonight too, mine were totally pathetic!! It is P’s 30th today btw, I misunderstood as the drinkies are on Saturday 🙂

  4. You get a better class of eye candy than I do. Great tableau too.

  5. Pingback: Time for Janathon! « fairweatherrunner

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