Friday and Saturday

Friday I took the day off work-bliss. I was determined not to turn the lap top on, the danger of working from home is that the work is always there and the temptation is to keep going to get it done. I had kept going for the last two weeks but with the valid excuse that a friend was coming to stay I was able to take a break.

I wanted to get in to Exeter to get a few things so decided to combine this with a run. It was a hot morning, and the sun was strong so the 6 mile planned run was curtailed to 4 miles.

This was the turn around point, looks like you are in the middle of the countryside rather than the middle of the city.

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I sweatily, hurriedly changed in the car and then indulged in some retail therapy.

Saturday should have been parkrun and it was going to be until I realised it was just not going to work. It would have meant leaving the friend who was staying in bed to then see herself to the station without a ‘goodbye’ or a ‘come again’, not very hospitable! Sorry parkrun next week we will be back. (With big Madam and little Madam!)

As the weather was fantastic, obviously it was going to be a beach day. Out came the ‘Devon beach guide’ and a beach with rock pools was chosen as the conditions for surfing were non existent. We went to Coryton Cove which is next to Dawlish. It has a train running along the back of the beach and every time a train went through he hooted and we waved!

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We had a nice day relaxing

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playing ball games and paddling in the sea (last bit was madam only!) unfortunately the tide went out and came in again very quickly and we missed the opportunity to go crabbing.

As we were coming off the beach we saw the Devon Air Ambulance land on the beach to drop off a paramedic to attend a child who had been run over in Dawlish

DSCN2706very exciting for us but you got to feel for all those involved in the accident.

I was very excited to see some black swans in Dawlish and even more so that they had babies

DSCN2711Next stop was Shaldon just situated over the River Teign where we had dinner and watched the boatsDSCN2716

lovely day but no running, oh dear and today it is not looking likely as it is already 20 degress at 9 am, maybe later (who am I kidding there is no chance I will run later, half marathon training plan may have to re start tomorrow!)

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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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5 Responses to Friday and Saturday

  1. Black swans are everywhere here in Tasmania and especially on our farm dams. Love the photos.

  2. Tubontherun says:

    Another great beach is Slapton Sands in the South Hams – quite a trek, but definitely worth it!

  3. plustenner says:

    looks glorious!

  4. abradypus says:

    Better to rest then incur heat stroke – tomorrow is soon enough.

  5. iwalkicycle says:

    Ah…memories of childhood holidays to Teignmouth coming back seeing your photos! Such a beautiful place!

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