A rather nice, sunny dry day if a bit blowy. Still not warm, though. I had two layers and a pair of leggings on and I still felt a bit chilly for the first three miles. British Summer Time this weekend, really?
I did the usual lunchtime route.
I was happily listening to 5 Live when I realised, after no more than a quarter of a mile, that I hadn't brought spare batteries for my DAB. Since I only had enough juice left for about 15 minutes I clenched my teeth, reached for my MP3 player and applied Vapor Trails. I think this was the first time I'd heard the remixed version and it hasn't improved matters for me considerably.
If I'm honest it wasn't all as bad as I remembered, though still firmly south of mediocre. I can listen to Earthshine or Ghost Rider, sure. I don't like them much but they don't offend my ears. But Freeze .. my god what were they thinking at the record company, allowing that to be printed onto CDs. It might have been a pointless but inoffensive instrumental, but the attempt to crowbar lyrics onto it really murders it.
I promised myself I'd never listen to it again, and hopefully I really won't this time.
As I arrived back at my garage it was still playing, but I'd absent-mindedly switched off the GPS. I started it up again and dutifully did another couple of miles, to suffer through the rest of Freeze and the awful Out Of The Cradle.
Ah well at least it's out of the way. Snakes and Arrows next https://www.strava.com/activities/911541709https://www.strava.com/activities/911541689
16.18 miles, 195 this month now.