Autumn is such a great time for running around in the countryside. Cooler breezes, muddy puddles, and rich colours. The days are still long enough to catch the last light up a hill after work.
Last Friday we ran this castle route (a favourite of Tom’s). The stubbly brown fields seem a world away from the hot yellow hay of a month ago. It feels closer to the winter runs of hammering rain and shin-deep mud. Half the fun of an outdoor adventure, is returning home and collapsing on the couch with a bag of M&Ms, and it’s even more satisfying when the outside weather is a little bit tougher. This is just the start of it..
(This particular run ended at a new burger joint in town. A cold beer and a big eat; now that has to be the ultimate reason to run!)
Oh that looks beautiful – I can definitely see the appeal of running when it’s through such lovely scenery!
I’m impressed! I only run after buses or toddlers (well, my own). The prospect of a cold beer and a burger would probably motivate me though.
It must be a great time of year for it – like you say, when it’s dry.