A bit of a picture heavy post here, just to get you through Tuesday!
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?
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!!)
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!
All these pictures were individual stops along a single run. So not so much of a single run really!
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.
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.
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 😉