This past weekend my travel companion and I logged in over eight hours of driving and nary an accident occurred, though there was copious amounts of swearing and general vulgarity being tossed around. And that was just when we were talking to one another. All in all, it was a great trip though too short as is often the case.
The whole point of the weekend getaway was to attend a friend’s wedding bash up north. Because I don’t travel nearly enough within England, I tried to see if there was any place fun to visit near to our destination. And by fun I mean anything hella old and British. And there was! And no, it wasn’t the Queen.
We spent Saturday afternoon traipsing around Lyme Park, an impressive English mansion set amidst beautiful gardens and the vast expanse of the Peak District National Park. The place was simply gorgeous and had some of the best views I’ve ever seen. And, for my fellow Austen fans, this was the location where they filmed the Pemberley scenes in the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. Here are some pics:
As for running, well, things haven’t been going so swimmingly. I’ve been pretty busy lately and with the weekend away, I only logged two runs last week for a total of six miles. Instead of employing my fuzzy math again to justify myself for the humiliation challenge, I’m just going to take a big fat fail for last week and start fresh for this last week of the challenge. We’re supposed to be having some great weather here for the next few days and I plan on taking advantage of it.
Other than that, I have huge amounts of work to do, so I better get back to it. I hope you all have a great week ahead. Please think happy thoughts for our fellow runners taking on the Boston marathon today like Carpe Viam, the Laminator, Frayed Laces and Nitmos’ friend (yes, it would appear that he actually has one) the Hello Kitty Runner.