Tired legs & happy heart

Today is a rest day so time to catch up with the blog and mondays run. Timed the beach again for low tide and rolled out in the Altras for a change. Although I love the feeling of comfort in them the difference in grip and stability to the Inov8s is huge so I think no more rock runs in them, they can hang around for the days there’s little technical stuff.

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Perfect timing – Tide going out and a few metres of sand to get from point to point.
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First of todays fossils – Not actually sure what they are, a collection of plants and shells I think
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One I ran home with – Ammonite in quartz
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Another I couldnt run home with – the rock is way too big sadly
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Met these two having a paddle
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And this one pulling faces

Another 5 miles on tired legs hence the rest day today.  Always feels great to be out no matter how the legs feel though

Sunday funday repeat

Up with the lark (If the lark gets up at 9.30) and a beautiful misty morning turning into glorious winter sunshine. Guess where I went … yes inevitably the beach.

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Tide was waaaaay out

The tide was so far out ‘Wick reef’ was exposed – Ive never heard it called this until a fisherman i was talking to named it. Might as well have a name I guess. It’s basically a large area of rock covered in coral like stuff.

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Wish I could remember its name. I did discover it once
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It’s super crunchy if you accidentally stand on it, I try my utmost to never do this as I reckon theres a whole civilisation of small coral building creatures hanging out in there.
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By now the sun was poking through

I carried on and over Witches Point down onto Southerndown beach and as far as I could go toward Ogmore until I got stopped by the tide, I don’t go here as often so it was fun to explore

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End of the road …. err beach

So I turned and ran back taking in the views

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Always love this view from the cliffs at Witches

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Found some more ammonite remnants for the fossil crew

And went right back to Nash Point and up onto the cliffs to get some hills in.

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View back from Nash Point

I actually did 13 miles again (No matetr where I go this sems to happen randomly) and the legs were feeling it on the way back up the cliffs. I think mainly as most of the run had been over technical beach rocks and I’d been forcing the legs to do many leaps and steps.

Another great morning though!

 

Old runs, new faces

Misty,rainy morning run to the beach as much to just stretch the legs as anything else as I knew the tide was on its way in.  Had a good play around the immediate area though, some hill repeats during which I found this new face

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Then a hop down to the beach to get some swifter rock running in to satisfy the need to bounce around a bit.

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Pausing to check on the rockfall removal process

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Result – tide needs to work harder

Found a fossil for Mawil1

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Looks like the remains of a big ammonite

Then off looking for a christmas tree – at the beach ofc.  It now seems to be a tradition (if a 2 year thing can be a tradition) to find my tree at the beach. I wasn’t blogging last christmas so I don’t think last years tree made it here, I’ll have to see if I can find a photo.

But here is this years effort!

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I am officially the worlds worst tree decorator (to be fair thats all I have to decorate it with) but considering I ran nearly 3 miles with the very heavy and unweidly thing I ofc love it