A very grey, cold and windy day. After feeling fresh on Souther Fell yesterday, I unwisely did a four mile trail run around Whinlatter Forest yesterday. Cue achy legs this morning and a plan to just have a quick outing to get the dog out. I did take extra food, microspikes and a choice of layers just in case I got there and decided I wanted to go out longer. However, on stepping out of my car, my legs felt sore and the wind was particularly cold. I decided to head up to Rannerdale summit and then probably run along the ridge, down the valley and back. Once I got going though, I did what I usually do. I headed up the steepest bit I could see. A few pictures on the top and I didn't want to hang around. The legs were very sore so I decided on a more direct descent back to the car. The bracken is in good condition now for running over, I took a route which would be impossible in summer, picking up the main track back to the car.