Monday, 26 January 2009

sliding doors

we should have been graced by running across the southern lakeland yesterday but sometimes, and maybe for some good but unknown reason, life takes a different turn.
karen came off one of her horses on saturday but it wasnt until sunday morning that we ended up going to a and e for an x ray. all that put a sad stop to our trip north.

but as i mentioned in our last post, this year is a year of discoverings and new feelings and thats what we got yesterday. a briefer than planned run was had around the beautiful goyt valley in the afternoon. its not a time we usually run unless taking part in an actual ultra so i convinced myself it was a good idea after all.
along the valley there were too many people around for my liking but once up high it was a place for only the more hardy souls. although it was a fairly bright day, the wind and chill would have cut to the bone if not adequately geared up. snow and ice were still clinging onto to the tops for dear life as though this might be the last time they pay a visit this winter, though i doubt it.

i believe things happen for a reason and plans subsequently change. i'll never know how it would have been had we headed to the lakes. that's life i guess.


Hayfella said...

So sorry to read about Karen. My best wishes for a speedy recovery. It's no consolation to hear that it was a beautiful, cool, breezy day up here yesterday. We went along the river Kent for an 11 mile round trip. A gorgeous run if you need a gentle, flattish trot out on (mostly) sheep-cropped grass.

kate said...

hope karen is well on the mend. the lakes will be there another weekend...