Thursday Madam arranged to go to an outside swimming pool complete with slides with a couple of her running friends in South Devon. As designated driver I needed to find something to do in the area for the day whilst they slid. Fortunately the pool is located on the coast so the decision was not hard.
I love running on the coastal path, it’s scenic, varied, challenging and most importantly it’s hard, even for me, to get lost!
Managed these fine, (gingerly) but then I came to the up ones……I am sure people in the outer Hebrides could hear my legs screaming as I climbed them…..slowly Well what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger so they say!
Of course the run was scenic
On arrival at Blackpool Sands I was pleased to see there was toilets and even more pleased there wasn’t a queue-I’ll say no more! Releaved in more way than one I plodded on but pretty soon the Garmin said I done 3 miles and I could head back.
The squiggly thing in the middle of the picture is where Madam spent her day.
On return to the car I grabbed my swim kit and headed to the “proper” swimming pool and did 16 lengths in a pool 33m in length, it took me a while to realise, that as I could touch the bottom at both ends, the pool”s deep end was in the middle!
Run done, swim done, shower done, drying done, I headed out in to the sun to catch some rays, eat some cake and read my Runners World Magazine!
Not a bad way to spend a day, oh and Madam had fun too!