From Barney Hill To The Lammermuirs
A lovely spring-like day. The perfect day to try out my dodgy knee on a run. I’ve been thinking about this for a few weeks, since before Christmas in fact, but for various reasons – mainly weather related I have put it off. I have been quite anxious about trying to run again as it has now been over a year since my knee went wrong. Anyway, I got ready and headed out. I decided on a wee walk first to warm up. My plan was to walk, run, walk run until I got home. I knew my route and I had a plan for where and how much to run and where to walk. It went ok. I was aware of my knee, but it felt ok and it held out. It felt so good to be able to run on such a lovely morning. Now to see what the aftermath is – I know I’ll be stiff tomorrow, but I am more concerned about my knee.
I came home and hung out the first of three loads of washing and then made pancakes using my friend’s grandad’s recipe. He was a baker. They were great pancakes and were devoured by BB. After lunch we went out for a walk, up Barney Hill along by Barney Mains and back down to Amisfield and through the golf course. The views from the hill were great, and seemed such a contrast to everything being white just a week ago. Everything seemed remarkably green. I was on tea and cooked up a curry – which is usually TT’s domain - and made a Bakewell cake. After a chat with TT’s mum I bagged the sofa and watched Bloodlands. I was weary after all my exercise.
A view to the Lammermuirs from our walk. I love these long straight lines in the field – such precision.