I've experienced towns, housing estates, canals, parks, farmland, woodland and many hills to name but a few but hadn't managed a beach until this week. I now have a twinkle in my eye & a spring in my step!
We've been staying on the Gower Peninsula for a few days just a 2 min walk down to the beach and have enjoyed 2 fabulous 5ks. Not the fastest of runs at around 34mins as I had several photo stops and a couple of slow walks up onto the coast path (which Mr Zippy Malinki ran up energetically).
Despite the cold this morning it was bright & invigorating with hardly anyone else to share the beach with. I deliberately ran quite close to the sea as I was making up for not doing a beach hack. I could only find one centre nearby and they obviously prefer large groups as they wanted assurance you could galllop. I used to ride on the beach a lot up in the lakes & will happily canter anywhere but haven't galloped for about 2O yrs so sadly gave it a miss. I compensated by humming 'on white horses' & the black beauty theme.
The photo collage is going to go on my classroom wall to remind myself why I love running & to go home on time so that I can indulge in said activity!!