On Tuesday I was lucky enough to have a free day on the sunniest and loveliest day we've had for a long time. Although I was a bit tired after Sunday's Half marathon, I knew I had to make the most of the good weather, before it disappeared again. So I had the brilliant idea of driving down to a nearby scenic spot and exploring. I ran carrying my camera in my hand which I've never done before, but I was glad I took it.
It's a country park by the coast, and I ran along a river that winds down into the sea. I thought it was a 3 mile path to the beach, but it turned out to be about 1.5 miles.
I love these chalk cliffs round here...
Some of the run was on a concrete path, but whenever I could I ran on the soft grass. It was quite dry, so not too muddy, and nice to run on.
I was constantly stopping to take pictures, climb over stiles, open gates and just admire the views.
I got a bit lost, and never made it to the viewpoint I had intended to get to. I found out where it was though - basically on the one path I didn't take. I tried 3 routes towards the beach and back to the car park!
But I was enjoying the run so much I didn't care. I ended up doing 6 miles at 9.35 min/miles pace, which was a bit faster than I meant, especially considering the terrain.
Now the weather has gone back to grey clouds, and we are due rain in the next few days. I am looking forward to the next time the sun comes out and I can get out and enjoy it again!