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A Walk on Melbury Downs

I’ve had a busy few days since my last post, but I’ll try not to let this get too long! I’ve been working on a couple of craft projects but I think I’ll leave them for posts of their own.

Running

I try to go running three times a week, pretty early in the morning (7am-ish). I’m not fast, and I don’t go for miles, but I enjoy it and it’s made me fitter. I only started running at the end of August last year and I’ve not run any races or anything, but it’s something that’s definitely been good for me both mentally and physically.

On Thursday I finally managed to run a full 5km, something I haven’t yet managed to do this year. I left with the aim of completing approximately 4km, slightly further than I was running the week before. I felt good though, so just kept going and managed to do the full 5k!

I didn’t manage my Sunday run due to having a busy day planned, but we’ll see how I do tomorrow. I doubt I’ll do the full 5k, it’ll probably be too warm.

Melbury Downs

Yesterday, Sunday, was my Grandad’s birthday, so I drove up to Bristol to see my parents and visit him. As it was such a sunny day I decided to break the journey up and planned a few places to stop for a walk. I ended up spending so much time at my first stop that I couldn’t visit any of the others!

I drive past a tiny car park nearly every time I go to Bristol, but I’ve never stopped in it even though the views are lovely. I ended up going on a long walk around the hills because I was enjoying it so much!

There were fantastic views, it was incredibly peaceful (apart from when small planes were taking off from the airfield across the road!) and there were lots of interesting plants and insects. As I was walking along the path I kept hearing a strange clicking noise. I realised it was the seed pods of the gorse popping in the heat!

This Week

Today I’ve been taking photos for the next yarn update, which is tomorrow at 7pm for newsletter subscribers and Wednesday for everyone else. I’m resigned to the fact I’m going to have to dye some yarn this week even though it’s so hot. I actually quite enjoy the heat and sun, it doesn’t really stop me doing anything and it’s finally a time when I don’t have cold feet! However working with boiling hot yarn and water gets quite uncomfortable. It still won’t be quite as bad as when I worked in a restaurant with all the ovens and cookers on though!

How are you finding the weather at the moment? Do you enjoy it like I do, or is it getting a bit too much?

2 thoughts on “A Walk on Melbury Downs”

  1. It’s bit too hot for me at the moment, I shall be glad when it cools down and I am looking forward to some rain for my garden as it’s so dry. I haven’t been running for years, since I hurt my knee and I really miss it. I could never run far or fast, but it did have a huge positive impact on my health……….I didn’t hurt my knee running, and I am hoping it heels up and one day I can back into running again.

    1. Hopefully we’ll have a reprieve from the heat next week, although the forecast now looks like it’s just getting worse! There’s a lot of parched looking gardens around at the moment, so I think a day or two of rain would be very welcome for most of us. I’m sorry about your knee, I know it can be frustrating to not be able to do something you enjoy because of injury. I hope it heals up soon.

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