Stairs of hell

I decided to take the time today and visit my hill.

Tide was low and timing perfect. Dawn had just started.

Located at the end of the beach we can find the stairs of hell. 

They take us up …

… and further up …

The scenery gets better and up we go …

Higher …

Just one more …

Ok you made it … let’s play a game! Can you spot the bird?

And here is your treat:

One more treat? There you go:

Kicking off the week

I’ve decided to go back to my old plan/structure. It’s just so much simpler and it works. I noticed I started missing the longer runs. After around 5 k I am warmed up and it all feels amazing, so just 30 minutes didn’t really cut it.

Today I did 50 minutes (planned were 40) and I had a blast. Spring is here, if you zoom in the photo you can see the daphodils. Note the green highlighted trash. I didn’t highlight it … but wind was blasting and so birds, cans and me were flying high.

No distractions 

Today I headed out when it was still dark. It still is. No chance to get distracted by sunrise.

I went to my track.  I had forgotten my headlamp, but the track is awesome for that. My track is no flat. My track feels like running on a nice forest path.

I ran fast … a little bit … it felt like flying. Well … whatever flying feels like to a slow person, you dear reader just have to imagine it. 

Other than that I will have been running for 2 years in May. I still love it. This is the biggest accomplishment probably. Not the lost pounds, not the seen sunrises or how fast and far or how many likes. It is the fact that I am motivated each day to get out there and have an adventure. A mini adventure. Especially right now when I work insane hours. My running  keeps me grounded and sane.

Distracted

Today I wanted to run fast. Wind was on my side.

Then the sun began to rise and I got distracted.

The photos don’t do it justice. The colors were spectacular. The sounds of the crashing waves mingled together with the wind.

I got to run up and down a bit, however I had to stop and just take it all in frequently.

If I stand there just at the edge it feels incredible.

Today’s sunrise was extraordinary.