Good Afternoon, from a lovely, sunny day in Coventry!
This morning, @TheWelshWookie and I had a lovely run through the village of Barnacle, which was very quaint: it was a proper, quintessential village!
Run: 7 mile long run, my last ‘long run’ before the Dublin RnR Half Marathon
Time: 1:24:35 slow 😉
Weather: Warm, and sunny
First running track of the day: Barbra Streisand, by Duck Sauce…
We headed out of Coventry itself, along Alderman’s Green Road, right onto Lenton’s Lane.
We then turned onto Shilton Lane, onto Lower Road and through the village of Barnacle. Here’s a pic of the Village Hall. There’s no pub or shop, which would be a miss, I imagine! The hedgerows were bustling with wildlife, and I saw lots of butterflies and even some goldfinches.
We then headed down Mile Tree Lane, Hawkesbury Lane and then came off of the road, and onto the tow path, running along the Oxford Canal. It was beautiful!
I must admit, I was very tempted to stop off at a lovely pub called The Greyhound, but with a mile or so still to go, I thought I’d better not!
We then headed back to the road, onto Grange Road and then into Longford Park. 7 easy miles, done!
After a quick shower and change, we headed into Royal Leamington Spa, to do some shopping. There was a good balance of small, local shops and larger chains, which was good for an afternoon of browsing. We had a Cafe con Leche in a little cafe, and chilled out for a few minutes before carrying on with the retail therapy.
So, I’m now blogging in the sunshine, contemplating a BBQ later. It’s great to be on holiday! 😀
Today’s life lesson: when shopping, wearing flip flops, beware of freestanding displays. It hurts when you accidentally kick one 😮
Have you had some retail therapy recently?