Oh, how tired I was this morning. I went to bed early last night, with aching limbs and feet from all the rushing about and standing around in the rain yesterday and I didn’t feel much better this morning. It was a hard three miles. Every time I came to a bridge over the river I had to pause and stare at the water rushing by, then I’d wake up and carry on. After a refreshing shower and a bit of lunch, we decided to walk away from the mess that has taken over our house in the past couple of days – we had a steady stream of wet children traipsing through the hall yesterday to use our loo – and head up to the Horniman Museum to check out the newly re-opened gardens and listen to some music performed in the refurbished bandstand.
The Crystal Palace Band played a selection of music from the past sixty years (of course) and my favourite bit was ‘Life on Mars’.
Hector was particularly interested in the drummer, since he’s expressed a desire to have ‘drum-kitting’ lessons. We’re seriously considering a drum kit for his birthday and I have found some great-sounding lessons nearby. On our way home we stopped off in Ladywell Fields for a quick play and run around. We are so lucky to have this on our doorstep:
Distance run: 3.04 miles
Time: 30 minutes 25 seconds
Average Pace: 10.01
Best Pace: 7.29