Back to rugby today. We had two weeks off for the Christmas holiday then another two weeks off due to a waterlogged pitch so standing out in the cold and wet came as a bit of a shock to the system for us today. The boy enjoyed it though and that's what matters.
Today is Blue Monday, that depressing point between Christmas and payday and apparently a peak time for divorce solicitors! The sky reflected the mood of the day with swathes of grey.
This is better! Beautiful blue sky and a chill in the air, just perfect for my 8.5 mile run. It was so cold that even running that far I needed two base layers, my vest, long running tights, buff, hat and gloves. The corridors of shade out of the sun were freezing and a shock to the body. I did it though - the furthest I have ever run.
A very cold start with a thick layer of white in need of defrosting on the car before work. The sky was beautiful at 7:15 and worthy of a snap whilst waiting for the inside of the car to defrost. Not so good was the boiler breaking.
The temperature was creeping up a bit today and the layers and hat on my evening run weren't actually needed and ended up bothering me. I think this made me go faster in order to get back home and peel off. I paused for a bit under a streetlight for today's slightly grainy snap.
Friday and I returned from a good day at work to some surprise post care of a lovely blogging friend. The PR added a nice note on this rather fab postcard.
Following the morning chores and the boiler being patched up - fingers crossed - I packed a lunch and we headed out for a walk around Lacock and Reybridge. I spotted my first snowdrops of 2016 and dreamt of a Wiltshire cottage. One day maybe!