Day 141 Mile 141: Tread Carefully Before Breakfast. Sunday is traditionally regarded as a day of rest, however in my case it often turns into ‘the day of doing stuff you should have done earlier in the week’. So in between tintinnabulation with the washing up and oiling a door hinge, I took myself out to the local co-op to buy sausages for Sunday breakfast.
In the Welsh village of Llanfairfechan, the co-op supermarket sits just above the main crossroads of the high street and if you carry on up the hill past this you come to the Nant y Coed nature reserve. It is a beautiful secluded spot, nestled in a small valley below the mountain, converged around the river that shares the village’s name.
Due to the shelter and the river the place is full of birdsong, reverberating between the green of the canopy and moss of the river rounded boulders below. I went up further than previous family outings to feed the ducks had taken us and discovered two sets of stepping stones which added to the sense of adventure. I have also rediscovered that my fell running shoes do NOT grip well on wet rock. Fortunately I did not fall in, but it was a close run thing!!!
There is only one thing better than running up somewhere like that; running back down afterwards and knowing that you have ingredients for breakfast ready 🙂
I’m running a mile each day everyday for 2017. If you feel you can sponsor me please do, as all the money raised will go to the Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA) who provide services all across the UK to support people affected by it.
Distance: 1611.9 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
Thanks as ever for all the support!