Hello Monday ! How was your weekend ? I am linking up with Tara at Running n Reading for the Weekend update. Be sure to check her and the other bloggers out, lots going on during summer weekends.
In France we have a four day weekend because Bastille Day is tomorrow, July 14th. So my husband and I went away to our country home. Although the weekend is not yet finished, the first 2 days were quite low key.
Some relaxing & reading :
Some strolling :
And some running (of course !).
There is a vacation village about 20 minutes from our home.
There is a 9 hole golf course and my husband wanted to hit some balls, so I decided to go with him.
I figured there were trails where I could run either at the golf course itself, or because it is a vacation spot, there had to be other trails in & around the “village”. Well, I was not disappointed. We got there about 10:30 and my husband said let’s meet back in 2 hours… OK ! Perfect time for a nice long, slow run. There were miles and miles of trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding. There was a 4 mile trail that cut directly through the woods into the town that was paved…
…. But also lots of trails through the woods, all in great condition. I only came across one muddy puddle I had to jump over.
The rest was in excellent condition, flat, it was shady, and very few people out. The weather was so fantastic that I wanted to take advantage of it and run without music. I always run with music, but being in a forest on a lovely summer day … the conditions were just begging to be absorbed and appreciated. So no music what so ever, and I loved it. I had absolutely no knee pain, very little fatigue, no drop in energy… almost perfect run. Except for one minor glitch…
I wasn’t paying attention at one point, looking into the forest and stepped on a rock. My ankle twisted and I was really scared. Holy crap ! I thought… a twisted ankle ? I felt it rotate. After 10 seconds of panic (OMG am I injured ?!) it felt fine, and there was no swelling nor pain, so I just kept running. Phew. Note to self : always keep your eyes on the road in front of you !
I ended up running / walking for 2 hours.
I spent the rest of the day gardening, napping and reading my new Running Attitude Magazine from cover to cover.
How was your weekend ? Did you get a long run in ?
Couldn’t have spent a better 2 days !