Running in rural France

I am lucky to be spending some time in the Charante Maritime region of France. I hadn't run for a couple of weeks for various reasons so was determined to get some runs in while on holiday. What a joy! Long roads with no hedgerows so glorious views, with the occasional tractor requiring me to move to the verge. I was puffing and panting for the first few km of each run but soon got into my stride. I run because I am amazed I can (I'm 60 and been running for less than a year. The last time I ran I was looking for shortcuts on the school cross country runs!). Is there any real point to this post? Not really. Just celebrating running in a totally different and stunning environment compared to the noisy towny one I'm used to. See photo if the busy streets I was having to run along. ... Right, I'll get me coat. ..

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  • Bienvenu en France Unfitdad :) Profite bien :)

  • Merci bien Zev1963!

  • My sixtieth birthday is later this year and I totally identify with your joy of being able to run. At our stage of life it is a wonderful gift....long may it last.

    Keep running, keep smiling.

  • That sounds beautiful and you are clearly loving your running. It's a wonderful life.

  • Me too! (Ile d'oleron). Brilliant with lots of cycle paths and beaches to run on. Not come across any other runners so far but as I'm out and about early, I'm not coming across many folk at all. My runs are timed to end at the opening of the boulangerie to get croissants for breakfast - highly civilised! We 60 something's know how to enjoy ourselves :-)

    Enjoy the rest of your holiday - I certainly intend to.

  • Thank you, I will! I also run first thing and rarely see anyone let alone other runners.

  • Your enjoyment shines through - and we certainly identify with that! Enjoy your hols!

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