Glen Kinglas Recovery Run
I had promised (fingers crossed behind my back!) Karen Donoghue (out of fear I think) that I would go for a run the day after the Fling. But I'm afraid all I could muster was a fast paced walk (in trainers) to my local Morrisons to do my shopping. The next day I had various things I needed to do and couldn't find the time to fit in a proper run either. So it wasn't until the 3rd day after the Fling that I finally manager my proper 'recovery run', although by that time I was feeling not too shabby. Better late than never I suppose. And it was a good un. It was a belter of a warm sunny day, and I'm glad I decided to take this week off work, as most days since this recovery run I've enjoyed running in the sun. I headed up the A82 to Tarbet and then up the Rest and be Thankful to the 'Butterbridge' car park. I was overlooked by Beinn an Lochain to the south, Binnein an Fhidhleir to the north and to the west had Ben Ime and the 'Alps' for company. I headed across the road and ran up the gradual climb on the track leading up Glen Kinglas.
I took it easy, even though I felt reasonably fluid. As I passed the old Abyssina bothy 3 Herons took off from the river below. I continued on to the track junction under the pylons that cross from the hillsides here from Inveruglas powers station and disappear over to Glen Fyne. I took the right fork and had intended to run through the trees on the slopes of Cnoc, following the track round to the head of Loch Sloy. But I had walked this track last year and the trees were so thick that there were no views. And the weather today demanded views to be seen! So after the fork I took, I turned off to the right again onto the track signposted for Ben Vane.