Penultimate longish run

I consider anything 10 miles and over a long run, based on that theory I only have one more to do next week. (Hooray)

I don’t run with an Ipod so my thoughts wander around various topics, sometimes I wonder how I got on to a topic and retrace my thoughts to discover the path they took, now this can be worrying, my attention span is brief at the best of times but much worse when running

Things I thought about today:-

  • Did those surfers pay to park there all night
  • Tides in
  • Its windy
  • Donkeys as landscape gardeners? (you had to be there)
  • Where does that footpath go
  • What a nice lady to tell me I was doing well
  • Paula Radcliffe counts to 300 when she runs, let’s try that 79, 86,87,88,89, now where was I 100, 101 god that s boring uninteresting
  • He must be fed up sitting in that box on century duty
  • That trains going to Paignton, have I been there?
  • It’s the 7 April, my Grandma’s birthday. Miss her. What would she make of all this?What would she make of Madam? Hope she’s watching.
  • Lots of people out today, why are the cyclists so miserable, must be saddle soreness
  • I can hear church bells, that’s great, so glad I don’t run with an Ipod
  • Oh my goodness that cyclist nearly had me as a handlebar ornament
  • She is running well, alright for her she’s going downhill
  • That Pub looks nice, The Puffing Billy they must have named it after me, I bet the train passed closer at one time
  • Two miles to go that wind is fierce right off the sea
  • The car, 15 miles, thanks goodness the car, stretch, in the car, phew.

It was a good run, thank goodness, my head needed that.

After lunch we headed to Beer to do one of our tomorrow lists, that was to walk from there to Seaton. The wind was fresh, not as nice as yesterday but we soon warmed up. Today was also the Ex to Axe run, I made sure the family moved out-of-the-way for the runners. I felt for them, what a hard route, 20 miles of up and down hills, one I won’t be doing that’s for sure. When we got to the edge of Seaton we could not proceed further as the road had slid on to the beach and is now closed forever! The only option is to walk on the beach (stones) to Seaton, which is in the distance in this picture.


My legs said no, they hate walking on stones and its definite NO after 15 miles so instead we threw stones in to the sea and got an ice cream at the top and walked back to Beer.


Madam was thrilled to find this happy stone!




About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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15 Responses to Penultimate longish run

  1. Tubontherun says:

    love the thought about cyclists! A friend of mine did Exe to Axe. Madness, sheer and utter madness. I can’t believe it’s your penultimate long run – VLM seems to have snuck up really quickly (and I’m not even running it – so can only imagine how you might feel).

    • shazruns says:

      Your friend is very brave or very stupid we saw runners towards end of run and they looked shattered, bizarrely some turned round and ran back I hope not to the start, but the steps and hills gruesome

  2. Red Hen says:

    Do you know what`s not half bad after a long run? Wading in seawater, that`s what. OK, a tad chilly this time of the year.But if you`re inclined to be footsore, or indeed, legsore after your LSR, it`s just the ticket.
    Naw, I wouldn`t go with the Paula Radcliffe count thing either. Waay too boring.

  3. plustenner says:

    great blog, really made me chuckle! love the happy stone

  4. zoecakes says:

    Funny my Gran’s birthday was 7 April too! Am sure yours would be very proud of you 🙂

  5. Miss Wan says:

    Good post. I have random thoughts like that too when I’m on a long run. I need to have music with me on a long run though; I figure since I’m taking my phone with me I might as well take earphones too and plug in. it was also William Wordworth’s birthday.

  6. emmarossruns says:

    What a brilliant stone! I’m fairly sure you’re not meant to, but I always bring a stone home from the beach with me…… Love your random trains of thought on your runs. You mention donkeys – do you know what they get for lunch?

  7. abradypus says:

    Glad there were no lasting ill effects from your stile adventure.

  8. fortnightflo says:

    Very interesting insight into how your mind works…how do you remember tho? I just get home and have 2 hour shaped blank in my head!

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