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Today I’ve been a right grump. I must have got out of bed the wrong way and have been generally out of sorts all day. Not helped having big son at home half the day on ‘study’ leave. I’ve started lots of tasks but finished nothing, set my garmin to find satellites more than once but not made it out the door.

Eventually this afternoon I took myself out for a walk and ended up in the Nike shop where I treated myself to a wool hooded running top (They’ve forecast snow after all) and that plus a bit of blue sky worked its magic!

I went out to run at 5pm once youngest was home. Perhaps I am in a rut or perhaps I’ve just found the right time for me to run. I ran my same local loop again, plus extension, enjoying the time to myself undistracted by music in the dark evening with the shop lights and commuters driving home. Good humour restored.

Janathon day 9. 4.4 miles.

9 Days run in a row… 34.9 miles.

Post updated with picture for Lesley!


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.

11 thoughts on “Grump

  1. No photo of the new top? well done with the mileage so far x

  2. Lovely post and made me feel better πŸ™‚

  3. Yippee to good moods restored!!

  4. Snap! – I was in a grump at work today too – restored by my run home πŸ™‚

  5. Nothing like some new running gear to cheer a person up! πŸ™‚

  6. Amazing the power of shopping and blue sky! Oh, and running, obviously. On a slight tangent, I’ve just got distracted by smiling at your header photo – I’ve never noticed how lovely it is.

  7. Ooh – nice top. I could’ve done with that neckline to stop my back pack chafing.

  8. We all have grumpy days, chin up! x

  9. That top looks great for snuggling up in. Not so sure about running!

  10. Great mileage – keep it going grumpy!

  11. A bit of retail therapy is always good! πŸ™‚

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