It's that time of year, the nights are drawing in and dawn breaks on a misty and still Sunday morning a week ago.
Running along the river at about 6.30 everything was wonderfully still, the water was like glass and the mist was still rising as the day started to warm up.
Half an hour later the mist had cleared, the sky was blue and it was a glorious morning, sadly not set to last as rain was forecast by late morning.
After my run I pulled the boat out of the garage and we all rowed back down the river for breakfast at the quay in Hamble, getting home just as the first drops of rain started to fall.
That's a 3 mile run, followed by a 6 mile row, I then went on to lay 25 sq meters of wooden flooring in the new extension. Bursledon Blog version of an iron man event, I could hardly move by evening.