Marathon des Sables is only one month and 19 days away now, but today was the other big day – my 40th (ssshhh!)
I’d booked the day off work as I couldn’t really contemplate working today. I peered out from under the duvet at 5.45 am. Thankfully, despite hitting my fourth decade, the world hadn’t stopped turning overnight and everything was still as it should be.
I pottered around until 8 am, then headed off for Greenwich Park via Lewisham. Legs are still in a bit of a sulk with me and bruise on left thigh has now come out – what a shiner! Ran past the deer enclosure – I used to come here with my grandparents when I was little. Completed a loop round the park (hello hills) and finished the loop with a cup of tea and flapjack at the cafe by the Observatory. Before getting too cosy, it was off again, this time across Blackheath and down into Lewisham. An hour and a half’s worth of running. A quick jump in the shower before heading out for the day to go sightseeing.
Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday by card, phone, text, Facebook and email and to my lovely nephew, Harry, for leaving a happy birthday message on my phone. All gratefully received.