Holiday diary - Run 6 Best adventure yet!

Holiday diary - Run 6 Best adventure yet!

So excited to share today's run with you lovely was absolutely brilliant in so many ways and I really felt joy πŸ˜€

The day started with a bit of faffing....there was a very heavy downpour so I prevaricated about kit long sleeves? Jacket? Capris? Luckily the heavy shower passed quickly so we set off (capris AND jacket!) up the lane into the coombe. The first part of the route (unplanned again) went steadily uphill, Squiggs pulled me along until I was able to let him off the lead for a little while in the forest. The track was stony and uneven and gradually climbed higher towards the open moorland at the top. Squiggs was back on the lead and we stopped for a short while to assess the options (follow the road or moorland tracks). It felt wild and isolated on the top, the wind and drizzle adding to the atmosphere. A frizzure of excitement.......we started trotting along the moorland track - would I get lost? The track became narrower and narrower until I was having to step over the heather. The ground was very wet and my shoes were completely sodden, I was glad to be wearing my bright pink jacket. Eventually we rejoined the lane and ran down it to the main road. We crossed the road and were greeted with a magnificent view of the bay (see photo). Off again, this time a wide grassy, flattish track - fantastic to run freely and with a bit more pace, Squiggs out in front loving every minute and me too! The next bridle way took us down back towards the village by a different route. A bit rough, muddy and my knees complained a bit now we were heading downhill but it was fine. Finally down into the village and back to mum's house. What a state we looked, one very mucky dog and mud splattered me - but I felt so good πŸ˜„ One hour 50 minutes and 13k of real trail running (well bit of walking too) So pleased and proud. I just LOVE this running bug!

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  • Well done Sue - another fantastic run and lovely write up! ☺

  • That was certainly a long one! Sounds like you've got a good instinct for finding new routes, good sense of direction I think. I guess Squiggs must give you a few clues too. Another real adventure :)

  • Oooh I'm so jealous! I wanna be there! πŸ˜ƒ Complete freedom, running wild and with your best pal. What could be better. Your dog must love his time spent out running with you.

    Getting home when wet and tired but thoroughly exercised is great too as you can get warm,,dry and fed, put your feet up,and catch up here πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβœ”οΈπŸ•

  • Yes indeed! I very much value the comments and appreciate the support given by everyone here. Writing this diary has really motivated me, thanks for reading 😁

  • Yes, Ruth_canal_runner

    Squiggs was really good at sniffing the tracks, especially on the top of the moor when the tracks became non existent!

  • That's what running is all about!!

    Where is it?

  • Exmoor, overlooking Porlock Bay beautiful 😁 I expect you know the area (since you live nearby) - great for running.

  • What a happy morning :)

  • Thanks John, yes it was wonderful 😊

  • Oh wow... simply wonderful... great pikkie too... wish I had been there with you!!!

    13 K too... blimey... awesome!!! You will need a holiday after this :) x

  • Ha, ha - no chance, the B&B is busy through September and October! But I have really loved having time to just run and explore it has been wonderful. So good to increase distance too. Thanks for your encouragement. Oh, and lots of folk, including you, were with me on the adventure 😊

  • xx

  • Whoop! Whoop! Sounds like you both had a marvellous time πŸ˜ƒ

  • Thanks, Squiggs was brilliant at sniffing out the routes. He had a bit of time off lead but mostly attached, I am so pleased with my 'speedy' belt 😁

  • Really glad the gear is working out for you πŸ˜ƒ

  • Stunning view Sue, and a fabulous 13k..are you training for ironwoman😎..

    You and Squiggs are having great fun and it must be great to go run-exploring. Your stamina must be through the roof😊..

    Lovely post and photo x

  • Ironwoman!! Don't think so 😬

    Yes, we have had some fun exploring πŸ˜€

  • Lovely run and lovely photo. πŸ€“

  • Thank you, such a great view from that spot 😊

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