Restorative holiday running

Restorative holiday  running

I did my first 6 miles for months this week since my hip/ ankle problem, and then repeated it the next day ( oops). I'm so crap at gradually building up as I love running here by the sea on holiday... it's keeping me sane as I am going through a very grey time in my life.

I can tell all the extras I do are paying off- all the weights, squats, lunges and other hard stuff I do at bodypump is defiantely making me a stronger runner. I look forward to the classes (shhh) and I'm missing it. Although I'm going to go to my sisters gym class one day and attempt to join in as she says I will be able to do stuff ( she can flip round on poles etc, and do push ups no hands etc.... But she is only 21)....😬We will see......

Next stage is back to intervals which are such good fun!

I've seen surfers, kite surfers, and a bloke on a set of wheels with a paraglide thing that whizzed past me at about 155 miles an hour!! I love it here ❀ the sea is great at taking the edge off troubled times.

Happy panthering everyone



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  • Sorry to hear about your woes Ju! πŸ™ As you say though your love of all things running will keep you sane. What a joy to share it with your son πŸ™‚

    I ran on holiday this week, about which I will post shortly, and it's such a blast int it πŸ˜ƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈβœ”οΈπŸ‘

    I was able to run into the sea πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ I ditched my shoes first though 😁

  • Your pics looked fab, it is the best to run on holiday and it always blows the dreaded cobwebs away doesn't it 😎

  • I'm glad you can find such joy in running when things are so gray. There's something seductive about the sea. I blame it on vague remnants of Viking blood. Maybe you have some too? Keep enjoying your time by the sea!

  • I think those of us with blue eyes certainly have Viking blood coursing through our veins πŸ™‚

    I live nowhere near the sea, so when I do get the chance to run there, I am going to make the most of it

    we should do an en masse coastal race! πŸ™‚πŸ’ͺπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβœ”οΈπŸ‘

  • Ooooo my cousin always said I had Viking thighs...!! I used to take that badly but perhaps it's really a compliment!!!! Yes the sea Is incredibly restorative, I miss it so much ( I used to live by the sea)...

  • Viking thighs are slim, so definitely a compliment. I have curvy Latin-American thighs. :sigh: That's why I can't buy clothes here. They're all made for tall people without curves.

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  • Good to see you are back panthering along the beach. Running is good for mental health as much as physical so do keep running when times are tough. Btw your son looks so much like you!

  • Thankyou, and awwww do you think? He's a very good patient run buddy for me!!!

  • I think he is fab running with you. It is lovely to have a running buddy. My only buddy is either eldest or youngest daughter but they are only up to 4 miles and getting faster than me. It is a joy to have a lovely run with your child. Keep smiling and panthering.

  • Thankyou, and yes I'm making the most of it before he leaves home !!!

  • A lovely read from a lovely runner! Stay cool babe. You're a star.xx

  • Thanks babe πŸ•ΊπŸ½

  • Lovely photos juju! Looks like a great place down there, great for clearing your head! well done on the 2x 6 miles, progressing well with your recovery :)

  • Hang in there Ju. Life can give an awful battering at times, but tenacity pays off. Many good thoughts winging your way.

  • Oh Ju, sorry to hear that life is grey. The sun is shining, the sand is warm under your feet, the sky is blue and reflected in the sea, and you are a panther. Panthers are strong, and lithe, and sleek and you are a runner (even if you've not been able to run as much as you want). Hang in there: there is a plan for you.

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