The Early Bird…

It’s the middle of the night !!!

Another early rising found me pounding the streets ( technically a cycle path ) at 04:10 this morning for a four mile walk around the local streets.

During my stroll I saw…

  • A few cars
  • 2 buses
  • 1 dog walker

… well it was still the middle of the night ( or at least it felt like it.)

I thought that I might have been brewing a cold having the snuffles yesterday but was feeling a lot better this morning. Flu Plus and some Vitamin C with my cornflakes should, hopefully, keep the nasties at bay.

Salomon X Ultra GTX

Walking around this morning I was thinking about some kit that needs replacing, namely shoes and waterproof trousers. My favourite footwear is my Scarpa trail running shoes but I am having trouble locating a new pair, they may be discontinued. The Brooks Cascadias that I bought with my spot prize last year are second choice and are still available ( £100 on Brooks own site!). Go Outdoors have got some Salomon trail running shoes which look promising ( I wonder if they’ll be having a sale ?! )

Waterproof trousers are a different matter and to be honest I haven’t got a clue. I’ll have to do some research as I’ll need something that is…

  • Waterproof ( Obviously )
  • Breathable ( I hate getting sweaty ) and
  • Lightweight ( I’ve got to carry them )


Any ideas / recommendations ?

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