So this weekend K and I went over to the Lakes for our anniversary weekend awayand I determined not to try and run. We dropped the girls off at Grandma's and set off up to the Castle Inn Hotel at Bassenthwaite. Hotel was a bit average, but Tesco vouchers paid so it could have been worse - we might have used our money! On Saturday the weather was terrific, and the hills looked stunning. However as I had left my bike at home and running was off the agenda an ascent of the north face of the mighty Catbells was the only exercise I got.
It was very pretty, and after a few wobbles from K as to the wisdom of ascending such a leviathan with upwards of an eighth of an inch of snow on the ground, we made the summit after about 40 minutes. And very pretty it was too:
We had a brilliant curry, drank some beer and watched a band and generally had a great weekend, with no running. My calf's still not right but seems better each day - I'm off to London tomorrow, and I'll leave my running stuff at home to avoid temptation. I'll hopefully get to see Mike B the Fizzy on Tuesday and get a proper diagnosis, but if all goes well I'll look to run again Wednesday or Thursday.
So the sum total of my running this week? 6.25 miles!!