Was due at running club tonight , for a 7k route, but circumstances made that plan bite the dust(colleague arrived after we shut shop with new counter to install and felt bad to abandon them and jump ship!)............ so picked up my doggy later than planned, and had an idea to give both of us a bit of decent exercise, blow away the cobwebs of a day indoors, and feel like i hadn't copped out(again! not been very active last week! )
So, checked tides- IN- but was assured i wouldn't get soaked as wind blowing the other way! So changed and ready set off to seafront! wow, it was REALLY blowy on the way out! did warm up walk , then ran to end of beach huts, then walk again(to not overdo George-dog and those little legs! ) he was in SUPER-EXCITED-DARK-WALK-WHERES-THE-CRITTERS mode as he often is after dusk! we made it nearly to the pier, turned around and , LOVELY!wind behind us now! I was actually quite warm by now & we saw a few other joggers,( the route is floodlit so feel quite safe) a few other dogs too, and a older couple who walked down to the beach and the guy paddled a little in the edge of the water(with Wellies though!) It was really pretty with the lights and pier lit up!
only got the odd splash of water in face, and arrived back at car, 6.06km, so not a bad effort! though George and i could have a selfie to mark the occasion, but that proved harder than expected(short dogs and people not easy to capture, and only done a few!) ended up dipping down head to get us both in the frame, but wanted to show off my new ear warmer thingy which was fab in such a blustery location! and thats the waves lapping in the background! So YAY, george and i are exercised and ready for tea!
Happy running everyone!