The subject for Illustration Friday this week is "Prepare". I've only just finished last weeks subject which was "grounded" - if only I was better "prepared"!
This is a quick sketch of me preparing to go running - my list of must haves: running watch, phone - just in case, music - earphones, tissues, water bottle, shoes - (they're quite important) - haven't managed to leave the house without those yet - but there's still time.
.......and last weeks
Back to the running then.......
This morning I got up and out early and did my river run which I am gradually extending. The river Itchen is 45km long, it runs from Cheriton, East of Winchester down to the Southampton Water, passing through Eastleigh - which is where I live. This morning I got up to 12km which is my best yet. Starting from Bishopstoke, near Eastleigh and running 6km up river and then back again.
I feel very fortunate to have such a beautiful place so nearby. Just running along, looking at the scenery and getting some vital "head-space". It is so peaceful, except for the odd cow, fisherman and dog walker. Anyway, I took some photos to share with you:
|Eastleigh Railway in the background|
oh, I'm in this one!
|My dream house|
|The little bridge by Brambridge Garden Centre|
|Look how perfect that reflection is!|
|My turning round point - only 6k to go....|
There is so much beautiful countryside nearby.
We are 30mins from the coast and 15mins from the New Forest.
This is a great place to live.