I tried to catch the sunrise, but I got out a couple of minutes too late. I knew the tide was in … but I couldn’t resist the beach … I had 35 minutes to contemplate, why I usually avoid running there when the tide is in and what I love/hate about running on the beach. So here are my 10 points:
- It is a different surface every day.
- The tide is the boss, never think you can be faster …
- The tide does what it wants, but there are apps for it!
- Not all waves are equal.
- Pebbles suck and pebbles rock.
- It is a slanted surface.
- Though shall practise walking first before hopping, hopping before slopping and the you can run … slowly … maybe …
- Never look at the sun while you run, there might be a stone or hole or an iphone (hopefully the drunk teenager isn’t attached anymore), waiting to use the opportunity to surprise you.
- It looks marvelous, but that is a trick.
- Beware of the mighty wave! (Around every 7th is bigger than all others in it’s group)
Can’t wait for the one perfect run … when I make it to the beach early enough for sunrise … the tide being out and the sand soft, but not too soft … all pebbles washed away and my only task is to create the first footprints of the day … because then I’ll be flying and all is forgotten.