Someone at work started a running club challenge last week and since I’ve been running every day anyway I decided to sign up. I’m chuffed to say I’ve been at the top of the work leaderboard both weeks so far without doing anything different. I started running during lockdown and have just continued doing it. I listen to the Times daily podcast which is really great and usually run about 3.3km. According to the Strava app my average pace is about 5.32/km (the lower the number the better; it means I take about 5.32 minutes to run 1km) and I run around 23km per week.
Today I went out in the rain and the park was almost empty. This is the emptiest I’ve seen it since March.
Small changes continue to appear in the city centre. The latest are these very attractive pots containing what look to be birch trees.
I really hope they stay even after the pandemic comes to an end, whenever that may be. It’s wonderful to see some greenery on Union Street.
The Queen’s grand daughter, Princess Beatrice, was married last week in a private ceremony and I absolutely adore her wedding dress.
She hands-down wins best royal wedding dress ever and not just because it’s a beautiful dress but it’s a vintage dress, borrowed from her grandmother who wore it in 1961. I know I’ve said it before but I love old things and Beatrice wearing a vintage dress belonging to her grandmother elevates her in my esteem. It helps to have the Queen as your grandmother as I’m sure she has a huge collection of wonderful dresses but this hasn’t stopped every other royal bride from having something bespoke made for them. I’m guessing Beatrice could have done the same but instead wore this magnificent dress.