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Jubilee day


and Juneathon day 3 of course…

Like many Londoners I wasn’t in London today but I did watch the Thames Pageant on the TV. A bit smugly because it didn’t rain here on the Isle of Wight today.  There was lots of excitement in the village where we had real traffic lights and a road diversion to allow a part of the main road to be closed for a street party and my OH joined in the  celebrations by duct taping a union jack to the house. He did first check which was the right way up.

I finally got away from the tv and out for my run at 5.30pm (Yes, I should’ve got up and run this morning). OH came with me on his bike which was just as well as the traffic was a bit crazy so I ended up running on the left side of the road with the traffic, OH cycling behind me. What do other people do on twisting country roads with hedges? I usually run facing the traffic but today the amount of idiots driving too fast round bends and up hills made it feel a bit dangerous.

I ran my usual IOW loop, which looked a lot different from the last time I ran it (probably during Janathon) because it was so green with at least a foot more plant life everywhere.  Putting the Prosecco in the fridge as I left must have done the trick as it was one of my faster of many runs of this undulating loop!  An uneventlfull run other than the busy traffic.  I did chase a couple of rabbits but fortunately didn’t catch them as youngest son (aka Ray Mears) would have had me take them home for him to do all sort of nasties to and serve up for supper!

3.86 miles run.

Juneathon running total… 11.61 miles

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 “Jubilee day

  1. well done – we only had rain this morning in the end so had a lovely dog walk this afternoon! Like your Welsh Guardsman x

  2. ah, english country lanes seem to be build for cars and nothing else (or 1 car; you cannot even have 2 pass each other, they are so narrow. the hedges are like wall-ins for the roads, there is no where to escape. if they are winding i mostly swap sides and run always on the outside, so you can see into the bend, if you know what i mean. i also used to run while listening to music and running country lanes made me stop that habit, because you’ve got to hear the cars coming if you don’t wanna die 🙂

  3. Thank you for the boost re getting out – having left it even later than you, I needed it!

  4. Well done! I would day always facing oncoming traffic but I understand your dilemma about bends and hedges – morning of magicians seems to have it just about right!

  5. I don’t think I’d like running on bendy roads but that’s because I have bad luck and would probably get run over and therefore become fair game as a roadkill candidate for Cassie’s blog. Great mileage already, hope you enjoyed the Prosecco!

  6. Good old IOW. We had drizzly rain all day but today has been quite nice. I don’t envy you those twisty roads. Here in the fens visibility is usually good! Keep up the good work.

  7. I always run on the right hand side as thats what the higway code says you should do (not that I normally follow rules) but on the twisty lanes I cross over to the other side if I think I might get flattened by a boy racer!

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