Take a break & come back fired up


I’ve taken a weekend off from running ….  (I can hear people screeching like the seagull in the photo) 🙂 The opportunity came up to pop down to Devon for a catch up with my brother and folks so I took it.

The irony of not running is that I have come back home fired up to start again. My runs generally combine the countryside and coast so when a walk along the beach was suggested I was happy to revisit the best beach in the country, Woolacombe. A bracing November stroll into bright sunshine made for the perfect Autumn walk. You could almost taste the salt on your lips as the spray came off the sea breeze.

dscf5006We were walking to the headland and a café I have heard of but never visited in all the years we have been connected with North Devon. The sound of the waves lapping on the miles of golden sand were calming and therapeutic in equal measures, “me” I just wanted to run !! As we walked I soaked up the scenery and “fresh” air knowing that this battery charging weekend was only confirming what we all know, I can’t wait to get my trainers on.

dscf5007As my brother and I drank our cups of tea and chatted about a whole host of topics we could have been anywhere in the world, I find being by the sea gives you that feeling. The walk back also had the added bonus of the late afternoon sun slowly sinking down behind the headland.


So in summary, if you run week after week, my thought for the day would be take a weekend off once in a while and it will confirm just how much your running means to you.

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