Day 209, Tuesday 31 July 2012, Alcaucin
Up early again and back out on the road for another run up the hill. I was a bit stiff today and it was a slower start than yesterday. By mid way up the hill I had quite a sore back, not uncommon when I haven’t run hills for a while – but the rest of me was pain free which was great. I almost made it to the top car park where I ran to yesterday without stopping at all, but there was one bend too many and I just had to stop and stretch out my back – only a hundred or so metres to go too f*ck it! I was expecting to be slow today and I certainly felt lead legged but I got to the car park slightly quicker than yesterday so I must have been going OK, though I didn’t stop to take photos today.
I decided to push on for one more kilometre, up to the viewpoint over the valley. I found this kilometre quite hard going in the end, though it was the least uphill of the whole run. It was warmer this morning than yesterday and well – I had run yesterday !
I took a wee rest at the look out and snapped a couple of photos before running back down again. Theres more hill !!!
I have never posted two photos of myself, but for a change I actually took a couple of photos of me that I like !
The run down was good, got a wee stitch from all the pounding on the road, but apart from that I felt Ok. Yay !
After a feed and a swim I spent the rest of the day mooching, nice to relax again!
It was a hot hot day so late afternoon Ian and Rosie took a dip while Muttley voiced his disapproval, Muttley hates people in the pool for some unknown reason.
I did a cleanup of my space as the room I have been using will be occupied for a some of the days that I am away. And I had that shave as well…
Dinner was a great dorado fish and hand made chips along with a couple of glasses of red wine that I managed to pick up from the local shop all by myself !
The long and winding road – but at least it is heading down the hill
You didn’t really think I would post a Beatles song did you ?