I've started running.
When I say running, I'm not talking record breaking sprints or long marathons -
No, by running, I mean more of a speeded up plod.
Actually, I started running over a year ago. From a standstill. Literally.
Progress has been slow, but my aim is to enter a 5k parkrun before too long.
Mr digandweed has been a keen runner for years now, so when I gave up work just over a year ago, I decided to join him. We can usually be seen running, often at the crack of dawn, round our local country park. Mr digandweed, of course, is much faster than me, so he goes one way round the park and I go the other. That way we pass each other and if I have fallen into a hedge en route he can yank me out! Not that that has ever happened thankfully.
Finally, after about 14 months I am finding it easier.
That 5k is within reach!
My running, you may have realised, has nothing whatsoever to do with the photos in this post. I wasn't inclined to post a photo of me red - faced and exhausted, so instead some pictures of recent visits to Stamford and Cambridge.
And, taken this morning, photos of the flooded washlands just a mile up the road.
This is land which is deliberately allowed to flood in order to reduce water levels in other parts.
It is quite picturesque. Peaceful and still.
Happy weekend all.