A long errand

I’ve been a bit slow off the mark with this post, mainly because I’ve been lazy but also I’ve been injured as a result so I’m currently pouting.

Saturday was the Borrowdale Fell Race (for Ed, not for me). As he was being a hero up on the high fells, I was pootling around Derwentwater.

I set off from Rosthwaite and headed towards Keswick. I still felt a little tight from the Lakeland 50 but I’d managed a couple of 5K’s last week so I figured a long run would be good to shake off the cobwebs, plus I wanted to get Ed a treat for after his race.

I took the usual route by the river to Grange, picked up the lakeside path, through Portinscale and on to Keswick.  
   
I got to Keswick and bought Ed a couple of his favourite pasties for when he finished the race- steak and ale and beef and stilton. It was pretty warm and I’d only packed two soft flasks but figured I’d be ok and set off for leg two, up Walla Crag.

I always enjoy this section and I’d soon reached Ashness Bridge. From here I took it easy to Watendlath, my feet/ankles were aching a bit but nothing major. I stopped off at the tea room as I’d run out of fluids. It was a choice of bottled water or dandelion and burdock. Well, it had to be dandelion and burdock! My favourite! 

I ambled up the climb out of Watendlath and was soon at the finish to see Ed in. So it was 16 miles for me. The next day, my foot was bruised and swollen and continues to ache now. Can’t pinpoint knocking it or anything so I’m employing PIE right now- Pout, Ice and Elevate. Hoping to get out tomorrow.

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