Day 217 Mile 217: Sand, Sea and Sedge. Today is the day after my birthday, so this run always had the potential to be difficult, so rather than let that worry me I have decided to embrace the fatige and go for a run on the sand knowing that it is always hard work and that any feelings of exhaustion can be put down to the surface rather than over-indulgence!
It’s a beautiful run along th energy sapping soft sand, a plane of white and gold beneath the blue sky. Then up into the dunes where the marram grasses prickle as much as the wind excited sand which it clings to and secures. The sea holly adds a hint of washed out colour in the edges as the path winds its way above collapsed hummocks of sand before meeting the road.
Turning back into the road to close th loop of the run I was met by a hedgerow full of pomegranates the fruiting body showing up as an almost luminous red orange in the bright afternoon light.
If this is a sign of things to come perhaps being 37 won’t be too bad after all!
I’m running a mile each day everyday for 2017. If you feel you can sponsor me please do, as all the money raised will go to the Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA) who provide services all across the UK to support people affected by it.
Distance: 2942.2 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
Thanks as ever for all the support!