It's got to be the beach

It's got to be the beach

Yesterday was run day and I was in Christchurch, New Zealand for a meeting (traveled from Auckland not from further overseas). Some of you may know that Christchurch is flat and always has been - not just since the earthquakes! It is perfect running territory and I have yearned for an opportunity to run on the flat since I started this programme. My island where I live, is very volcanic and hilly and I have to head to the beach for flat running. But when it came to it in Christchurch I chickened out. I missed my beach where I do my usual spurt of activity and the urban streets of Christchurch didn't appeal. I left my running stuff in my overnight bag where it stayed till I got home.

And then when I landed back on my home strip, I surprised myself as I felt like a constrained child and had to get out to do my wk5r1 immediately. It was great and I loved that Laura does not have a London accent and every now and then a defining lilt from somewhere other than the South East creeps in to her commentary. I grew up in London and I still love the huge variation of accents across Britain. Feeling really good because i was dreading the first week of week 5..

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  • Hello! Beach running, tiring but fun πŸ™‚

    My sister lived in Oumaru for a while, near the beach πŸ™‚

  • wow what a stunning pace to run. Thats such a beautiful pic too, you look so happy and clearly loving the running... fantastic :)

  • Well done Lilybell!! 😊

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