Got up and out at 6:30 this morning. An hour later than usual, but with a two and a half year old with absolutely no concept of lazy Sunday mornings... I'll take whatever I can get.
Took my warmup walk down to the beach, it was a pleasant 12 degrees with a light breeze. I walked into the beach carpark and it looked like an absolute state... rubbish everywhere, I was actually quite shocked! Aah! leftovers from the nights firework celebrations ...so sad to see, there are plenty of bins all down the path, I can understand the fireworks not going in the bins but everything else... 🙄
we'll see what can be done after the run.
I got my jog on, it felt like I was in the mood for something quick-ish today but kept it down for the first KM, through the second carpark more rubbish... spent fireworks and chip wrappers. it was feeling nice just over the 6 minute KM pace so I carried that on for the whole run. My knee felt a bit niggly on my rest day yesterday, but it was all feeling great today, what a lovely run. The tide was up and you could really hear the waves lapping at the shore over the music, with a fresh breeze blowing. I was glad I opted for the t-shirt actually, as there were a few fellow runners that had wrapped up and looked pretty warm.
Over the big ramp at Lee on the Solent, Phew... really takes the wind out of me that one!!! ...and on until the Nike app told me when 2.75K was up. Turned around and headed on back, maintained my pace and finished the 5.5K in 33:22, a thoroughly enjoyable run. I promise I will utilise those extra snails that you kindly gave me on the next run cheekychipmunks I was just in the mood for it today 😁
As I approached the carpark a few people had already got stuck in to the litter picking, what a great way to combine my warm down walk with some stretching I thought and proceeded to chase chip wrappers around in the breeze and bin the rubbish ...a bit more bin watch than bay watch... but I don't need much of an excuse to spend time at my favourite beach, I did my bit and headed home before the rain came.
Hope you're all doing ok everyone and a big hello to all Ju-Ju's Panther Cubs 🐾🐾