I collected my baby sister from my mums in Hayle ( we have been in Cornwall!!!) early this morning and parked in an empty car park by the beach....We got out of the car both in vests and started screaming as it was so cold and windy. I had to do an unexpected pre-run sprint as the car park ticket blew off and I just couldn't catch it, but eventually it landed in a puddle!! She had the route all planned, and we were loaded up with energy drinks, water and randoms ( only for me, she won't eat Gellatine). We looked a bit daft carrying a bottle in each hand but at least we were balanced!!
I have been on a running ban all week. My good friend and coach instructed me I had to have a break for a week as I had a bit of an injury ( groin strain I think...), and also told me I had to start Yoga. I haven't done that yet but I am hoping to ( I'm crap at doing anything slowly and meaningfully). So this was my first test to see it was all OK...
The first few k's were on a road, and a big hill leading up to the coastal path, blimey I have missed it sooo much I was loving it. It was good to go with Miranda too as her pace is slower than mine so I had to hold back which meant I was taking it slow and steady...I felt like panther was back and running strong, wild and free ( just as panthers should...)
At about 8k we got to another village, very pretty and then snaked up into the wilderness again. We got to Godrevy point and enjoyed running with the view. The wind was so strong it kept blowing our earphones out!! It was hard to run against too...We then snaked back down and ended up on the enormous beach....It was incredibly beautiful, the sun was shining, I was running and I felt happy
It was hard work running on the dryer sand, and there were alot of undulating bits, and at one point I went ankle deep in sand and screamed. From then on I was convinced I was going to disappear in sinking sand and Miranda wouldn't realise and just keep running... We saw one of those kite things with a surfer attached, and at one point he flew....that was amazing....
A scramble up a sand bank, then another coastal footpath and then all of a sudden there was Sven ( my Skoda) and we were back in the car park having done a huge loop.... We did some stretching, and then back to mum who made us poached eggs on toast with beans and sausages ( thanks mum, you are the best!). A few niggles and I was aware of it, but I felt great and it was a fabulous run...15.7k in total which felt right.
Happy Panthering everyone