I just went on a run for the first time in over a year!
I had given it up for a while at least because of the pain in my left knee, but on my bicycle on my way to visit a friend in Germany the other day, I saw some people jogging on a path in the forest, which looked like it had something on it to make it quite cushy - I thought woodchips but it turns out to be sand and leaves. Today Alex asked if I wanted to go along with him on a short run, so I said yes, as long as we sought out this path. We found it very easily and it's a 500m loop - very nice. Towards the end of the fifth loop I started to feel a bit of aggravation in my knee, and called it a day, but I think I shall give it a try again soon (and invest in some better shoes, and stretch out my hamstrings properly before even leaving the house). Nothing quite beats a runner's high, especially before a concert where some really exceptionally long notes are involved... that would be the trombone cantus firmus this afternoon!