Today I did 30 easy but fun minutes on ever changing surfaces. Just look at my prints, if this doesn’t warm up legs and feet I don’t know what does:

From small pebbles to larger rocks:

From rocks to heaven:

Just look at it and imagine running there:

And then my second favorite surface:

What are you running on these days?


Beach, boats, sand, hill and the beginning of summer

Just LOVE Ireland around this time of the year. Greeted at the beach with lovely colours:

Tried running through the Sahara and up the stairs of hell:

Passing by Dalkey Island:

Boats part 1:

… and part 2:

Funny enough, Bullock Harbour is exactly 5 k out and was my goal for today’s run. It’s a nice torture to have to run all the way up the hill back to get back to my beach.

I treated my legs to a nice bath in the sea afterwards. Just up to the knees and until they were near frozen. Lovely!

Fresh air

Today the air was super fresh. Even fresher than usual. Just saying …

Spotted the Splash:

Summer is here. Can’t deny that and Ireland is as beautiful as ever.

Easy 30 minutes 

Low tide? Oh yeah!

The nasty wind is gone and I got to enjoy a quick and easy one. So far so good. Tide will get even better during the week and I am looking forward to get some decent morning runs in.

4 and 12 huh?

It looks so pleasant and peachy doesn’t it?

Hahaha. That’s what I thought today … twice. 

In the morning around 7ish I didn’t even make it to the beach, vowing to go back at low tide and with my winter gear. The wind was so shocking cold. Fair enough …

After lunch it looked beautiful and temps were up. Glorious sunshine and blooming flowers. I was wearing my winter gear … and also two wraps I had just eaten for lunch … big mistake. Don’t judge me, I am a morning runner and usually eat afterwards.

When I got to the beach it was wild waves all over the place. 

I made it for 12 minutes … as soon as I turned back the combination of pebbles, wind and wraps made it into a ‘lesson learned’ rather than a 40 minute easy run.

High tide

High tide … forcing me to hang out in the park. 

I was not alone:

I spent one hour today and me and my new road shoes seem to be getting along better now. Now I am curious …

How long does it usually take you to break in your shoes? I am usually good after a few runs … maybe it is because of the thicker sole?

45 > 0

Well 45 minutes is better than nothing … I know that song …

Enjoy your day.