Dem Bones

A lovely evening to run after work, managed to fit in around 7 miles all offroad by getting to Witches Point at Southerdown then returning. The tide was way out and the sun was setting making it quite the spectacular run down there.  I can’t believe I ignored this place of tranquility and beauty for so long, well at least I’ve rediscovered it now thanks to running.

I felt a bit off for the first 2 or 3 miles today as if something wasn’t clicking then as usual I felt fine afterwards and by mile 6 I felt like I could run forever. Does this ever happen to anyone else? Of course I always beat myself up for the first few miles that it’s going to be a bad run and it so very rarely is. I need to stop listening to my inner voices. Plus a week sunday i need more than ever to be confident and know that it will all come together by halfway!

Oh the title of the post yes …… Dem bones indeed. I mentioned in a post a while back about the bones of local 12th century monks being found buried in the soft part of the cliffs at Cwm Nash.  Well the latest storms have uncoverd more which I actually discovered yesterday but didn’t want to post about until I’d informed the local archeological authorities.  Well they responded to me today that they would investigate so i’m posting as the tide will remove them anyway very soon. Of course as its not the first set of bones found its not national news anymore but I was kinda excited to find them.

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Looks like a leg to me (I’m no doctor)

So yeah – 800 year old bones (or 4-500 year old depending if they’re monks or shipwrecked sailors)

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The storms completely eroded this soft chalk cliff back about 2 or 3 feet in one night by my reckoning
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Todays obligatory sunset photo
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Not Soaky and I making prints anymore but someone had passed this way and it made me feel happy inside that at some point this afternoon a dog has had the time of it’s life at the beach.  If you have a dog give them a cuddle right now – I command it! Every moment you have them is a gift.
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Todays Route

Author: Gareth

Running coastal trails in South Wales and working on a healthier body and mind

5 thoughts on “Dem Bones”

  1. “I felt a bit off for the first 2 or 3 miles today as if something wasn’t clicking then as usual I felt fine afterwards and by mile 6 I felt like I could run forever. Does this ever happen to anyone else?”

    Haha yeah all the time. Takes me a good 5K to get into my ‘zone’ as it were. But I don’t always get that ‘run forever’ feeling, but when I do, it’s awesome 🙂

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  2. The none-clicking stopped for me since I started warming up by walking 10-15 minutes. It also removed the heartrate spike I had in the first minutes of running.

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      1. I know you wanted me to mention it … now that you are racing! Can’t wait for your first proper race report 😀 How excited are you?

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      2. I’m not racing! That implies it’s me versus others when it’s me versus my mind and the course :p I’m excited but more nervous at the moment. Just not sure what to expect but there’s a registration day on the day before so I think I’ll go there first and scope it out, might quieten some butterflies.

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