In the Lake District!
|August 18, 2012||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
HEY guys, happy weekend!! I’m blogging from my phone, so please excuse typos and weird formatting!
Yesterday I travelled down on the train from London to the Lake District. I’m here on my own for a couple of days, and then my family are driving down to join me, so for now I have this place all to myself!
This is the cottage we’re staying in! It’s so pretty, and it’s situated on the banks of a small lake! The interior is lovely too, and so different from my home!
I ran into a guy who is staying next door who is also on holiday, and he helped me with my suitcase so we are now best friends;) It had just gone 9pm and I hadn’t eaten dinner yet, so Neighbour Andy offered to take me to the local pub which he recommended highly, but I have my priorities straight and insisted on a little test of my new home first…
The local pub is my new favourite place on earth. Everyone there was SO friendly and welcoming, and the barman is a TWENTY time marathoner!! We talked about running for ages and he recommended some good running routes that I’ll hopefully be exploring soon! Unfortunately the pub had already stopped serving food so all we had were drinks!
I had serious run-motivation issues this morning. On only a few hours sleep, and no food since yesterday lunchtime, I was in no mood to run! But as soon as I got my butt out the door, my mood turned right around, as it always does! 5 easy miles on quiet country roads in the rain is perfection:)
Running in the Lake District is definitely testing my legs! The hills here are INSANE! Hopefully though it will really pay off when cross country season starts in a couple of weeks! The views are breathtaking, although you’ll just have to take my word on this since my blurry iPhone photos snapped on the run do them no justice!
Now I am starving and off to get some brunch! Have a great weekend friends!! <3