How was your weekend of ‘Fun’?
At present I’m hitting my longer runs midweek out of choice this is enabling my weekends to feel more like family weekends and the running I’m doing at the weekends is then just well to use a term ‘Fun’. In a lot of the fitness and exercise fads the word ‘Fun’ seems to be like a swear word. I run because it’s fun, yes at times it’s painful and a grind. When you’re running 18 miles in the rain and mud the word ‘fun’ is a long way away. A lot of fads are all about pain, pushing yourself to extremes and fatloss but missing the most vital element of fun. The only way you’ll keep any exercise routine up is if you like what you are doing even if at times you wonder what the hell you’re doing.
So my running weekend of fun included two lovely runs with the Official Traildog. Saturday was a bit of a speed session a run like someone’s chasing you with a large axe session! I’ve recently started to enjoy these more speedy runs as more of a long distance kind of runner it’s quite liberating to coin a Disney phrase to ‘Let it Go’. Sunday’s run was another dose of ‘Fun’ after an afternoon having a family Game of Thrones binge I needed to get out into the fresh air. So with an eager traildog we started our way at a relaxed pace to the beach. Once at the beach on a glorious evening we partook in one of my favourite activities running as close to the breaking sea whle trying to keep your feet dry. Memories of childhood always flood back when doing this of chasing the waves in the warm (well sometimes) waters of southern England.
Next it was to hit the coastal path with the Official Traildog running ahead I headed up the short incline and along the footpath. A dryish couple of weeks means it’s firm underfoot as we head towards the Whisky Distillery. I stop behind the distillery to look at the fading daylight and sit for a few minutes on the small footbridge above the water outlet. Now this is why I run to be in a beautiful place with my four legged running buddy. So how was your weekend of fun?…..