My favorite run

A bit of a picture heavy post here, just to get you through Tuesday!

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I’ve been trying to get my running mojo back, and feel like I’m making progress again, but for whatever reason it’s been hard. So what better way to build a running habit back than by running somewhere that you love?

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I adore running by the sea and am lucky that my parents live in Cornwall just a short incline ( 5 mins run) away from the deep blue. They know that part of my visit with them always involves me leaving them at home for an hour or so to get a huge dose of ozone and views ( ok and hills too! It’s not all good!!)

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The trouble with running by the sea and such stunning scenery, and the ever moving landscape amongst the waves….is that I am compelled to stop and soak it up!

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All these pictures were individual stops along a single run. So not so much of a single run really!
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I love how you are at one point of the coastline and you can see across the bay where you will be ending up- all by the power of your running. I like snaking around the coastal paths following the headlands, although at this time of year I kept out of the muddier trails.

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This is the ‘hewars’ ‘ hut- a look out for the shoals of pilchards coming into the bay. It’s a noticeable landmark on the headland and looks such a distance away to get to, but it’s funny how the distance of a view isn’t as far as you ever think it is.

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And here’s where I took a bit more time to watch the waves. All of the beaches suffered at the force of the recent storms and some of this beach’s dunes have been disintegrated. I love running along this beach when it is drier, but this time kept to the path above. I think I recognised the excuse to go for the easier option – running on sand is more effort after all. And besides, most coastal runs are undulating at the very least.

I love having this run ( and others going the other direction along the coast) as part of my sea fix when I get to see my folks. I love the running of it then get to reap the benefits for hours after with all that good healthy stuff circulating round my body. Plus a feeling of supreme virtue with a shiny exercise halo! It’s got to be good when a form of exercise gives you so much pleasure, yes? And it’s certainly going to help get that mojo back ( and the hills are strength building!) It also allows for some decent cake eating- my Mum is a great baker, and this weekend’s cake was a magnificent sticky ginger cake which was gooey and tasty and really naughty 😉

27 thoughts on “My favorite run

    1. scruffybadgertime Post author

      The scenery is so inspiring & it really was a bright clear day so none of these pics are filtered at all. And the cake – it’s up there on the podium of best ever cakes, seriously good…

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    1. scruffybadgertime Post author

      I’ve often forced myself out the door in my trainers just because I need to make the most of being there by the sea. It’s much harder when there’s just pavements to pound at home!

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  1. Barb

    Love the beach, looks so fresh and beautiful. Love your mum’s cooking, can still remember how good she is with cakes! Don’t love the running….can I walk instead, please?

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  2. Frances

    If only we had that run every week. The Stratton loop has some lovely views (and many undulations!) but not quite as stunning as these. Lovely run xx

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    1. scruffybadgertime Post author

      Oh but I’d settle for Stratton loop on a weekend – it’s the highlight of my weekend getting out with you lovelies in such gorgeous countryside – a close second fave run

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  3. Eliza-sew-little

    Oooo. I can feel your running mojo returning from here. Fantastic scenery. Wind through your hair. All is right with the world.
    If in doubt, sew a bit more…

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  4. Pat

    Lovely pics. I don’t know what it is about water, but it always has a calming effect on me. It doesn’t matter if it’s a pool, lake or ocean. I’m so glad I don’t live in a land-locked state here in the U.S,

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  5. Annette

    I think it good that you stop to soak in the scenery. I can imagine myself becoming mesmerized and tripping. Some runners become immune to the beauty around them and stop seeing this kind of beauty. I’m beginning to miss one of my running spots during college overlooking the Pacific in San Francisco.

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  6. Laura

    I live in Brighton and keep planning to take up running along the promenade. It’s yet to happen, but there’s just something so lovely about being by the sea that I hope it will one day. Current excuse: blister. Mind you, my view wouldn’t be as lovely as this…

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