Ran the 'Chariots of Fire' beach

I've finally ventured out into public a couple of days ago (had been hiding behind a wall running in circles in an empty grassed building plot). W8R1. Ran along the firm sand of the beach. Beautiful day and the run felt good. Listened to 'In Our Time' about the Gin Craze. One of the academics talked about people getting 'fabulously drunk', and gin glasses being 'fabulously girly'. Made me giggle.

Now though I have a sore knee (inside). The sand was pretty solid - It didn't feel like a strain. I'm resting it and taking lots of Ibuprofen. I 'spose I should be icing too. Any thoughts? I've had two rest days and am getting restless (unintentional pun).

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  • Absolutely beautiful - they do a Chariots of Fire 5k on the West Sands at St Andrews in the summer - race is 4th June in 2017

  • Maybe I will make that a goal.

  • Ooh might have to do that! Sounds amazing!

  • Goodness, that looks gorgeous, lucky you. Yes, rest, ice, elevation and Ibuprofen, I found the gel to be more "direct" than tablets. xx

  • The tablets take a while for the anti inflammatory effect to kick in. They only work when muscles are at rest, so you are best off just taking them immediately before bed. The rest of the time ice is best.

    I hope you will soon be good to go ☺

  • Sounds like a lovely place to run, lucky you.

  • Beautiful beach. What an inspiration !

  • That sounds amazing, I was a student in St. Andrews in the 80s not long after that wars filmed. I have walked the beach many times but never run it ( am new to running) but that something fir me to try next year. Move to Fife in a couple of months, so will be only 40 mins away.

  • What a stunning beach, lovely setting for a fab run. RICE your knee, see how it goes, then if not improving, please go to see your GP! :)

  • Beautiful beach

  • My wife went out shopping tonight and left the TV on - now I normally never watch TV but noticed the opening titles of 'Chariots of Fire' coming up - and the moment when they identify the Old Course at St Andrews as Broadstairs in Kent.

    I remember the laugh and grumbling that went around the cinema in Dundee the night that I saw it originally.

    Hadn't seen it since but sat down to watch - and what a fantastic film it is - what a coincidence

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