Easy like a sunday morning …

Well today was going to be a rest day after yesterdays fifteen.  When I woke the sun was shining down and hey the legs weren’t feeling too bad at all! So on with the gear and out for a slow recovery run. Although the tide was in the beach was as ever beautiful this morning.

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Blue skies and little fluffy clouds

I didn’t bother with music today and it was great to hear the birds trilling away in the woods and the stream rushing by. I forget sound can be as important as sight when you’re taking in nature.

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Nature being taken in by me!

On the way back I did a detour through some fields – Just to see what was there really. What was there was some very soft marshland so I managed to get some resistance training done on my recovery run … ooops

It really is a beautiful place to live and run though and it was good to ease back and reflect on how lucky I am to have this and how far I’ve come. Seven months ago I could barely run across one field without having to walk the next. Now I can run 15 miles offroad and then get back out the next morning – purely because I want to not because I feel I have to.

I’d just like to say a big thanks to everyone who reads, comments and likes the posts on this blog. Originally it was intended for myself to keep a track of my runs and thoughts and I figured it would never get read and be lost in the sea of internet blogs. But the kind, thoughtful and encouraging words from people have both surprised and cheered me on. So yes a big thankyou to everyone!

And now for some rest and recovery …. I swear!

Author: Gareth

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

2 thoughts on “Easy like a sunday morning …”

  1. Running naked is a must now and again. Unplug, open up and feel the beauty around you.

    You write great blogs. It’s encouraging to hear how you have improved on trail. The furthest I have run on trail is 12 miles, I’d love to get to 15, to 20 to an ultra (….. Shhhh that’s a secret though 😉) Lol

    Keep running keep writing x

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    1. Cheers, yep having done a half I must now admit my sights are veering towards a full but maybe not for a good while. I want to get more trail halfs under my belt first. After all theres plenty of time!

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