When is a bench not (just) a bench? When it’s an obstacle in an adventure playground! Okay, it’s just a bench in a park, but now I see it in a whole new light! Since reading Christopher McDougall’s book Natural Born Heroes, I’ve thought that I wanted to include some ‘bouncing’, springy exercise into my running. Hey presto – handy park benches and logs along the way, all brilliant for hopping on and off, before trotting on to find the next one! This was the first time I have done this – and I did feel mildly ridiculous, as well as an awful lot of fun! It was handy that the park was fairly empty because it was tea-time: there were a handful of dog-walkers around – one of whom I collared to take my pic! I’m definitely going to keep doing this – and raising a few smiles along the way – always good. So my new running motto: ‘Be more bounce!’
And then afterwards – home for stretching, and making a delicious smoothie – kiwi, kale, apple and sesame seed. Yummy!