How would YOU define adventure when it comes to running? A "quote of the day" came in from Amby Burfoot, Editor at Large, Runners World, in which he stated he firmly believed that...
"every run brings new experiences. You just don't know what they might be until you actually do the run. That's one of my major reasons for pushing out the front door as often as I do.....the adventure of it all"
Now I think you might well say that two elements in an adventure are a sense of fun and a soupcon of danger. On that basis I would definitely suggest that today's run on ILKLEY MOOR would qualify.
Swinging left up the moor I am faced with two hundred metres of bog saturated by days of winter rain. This is the first test of the shoes I'm "christening" today, the ADIDAS SUPERNOVA RIOT 3 M GTX (Goretex) chosen for exactly this type of run.
Having climbed up from the bog I meet my first walker (as opposed to earlier dog strollers) and he kindly captures the fantastic day for me as I throw the camera up to where he is having his lunch (thanks Paul Turner) on top of a huge rock with splendid views way over to Memwith Hill where I did a very wet 9 mile road run a couple of weeks
Further I run tentatively across the boards several inches under water. Never seen that in all the years I've run up there. More stone slabs lay in wait by the path ready to put into place. Will be a great improvement.
For the record today's bog trotting adventure on the moor with its rise and fall took 80.25 for what I made up to be 7 miles compared to yesterday's 7 on the road in 58 minutes.
But then again that wasn't so much of an adventure now was it?