When Was The Last Time You Went For A Run Along The Beach?

Or walk or jog, I don’t differentiate between those things. If you just get out there and do something, I’ll be happy. It can also be in the forest, in the city or in the park. Same, same. It’s another cold morning in Melbourne, but that’s what makes it so beautiful. Look

photo-12 photo-13 photo-14 photo-15St Kilda Beach – taken with the camera on an old phone when cruising past. How beautiful is it? It just makes you instantly  happy! So does exercise, maybe not in the middle of it as it may be a little painful, but afterwards it’s pure bliss! You should try it sometime.

I’m trying to find good running trails in Crete, Greece, because I know that’s mainly what I’ll be doing for exercise while I’m there (plus my Beach Workouts of course, look them up under the Workout Category). Running must be the easiest form of exercise to take with you around the world. All you really need is a good pair of runners (well, some people swear to barefoot running, but I think I’m a little too soft for that), a good running bra (no, not you guys, unless you have a serious case of man boobs, then it might actually be a good idea) and training pants/shorts/tights/hotpants/whatever you feel comfortable in when moving (and I guess you will need to bring some sort of will power and the excitement of running too). And then you can just get up in the morning and move (before the sun is too high on the sky, so it’s actually bearable to exercise – in Crete it’s like a low of 24 degrees overnight these days!) and you will feel SO much better for it. And you can eat and relax and don’t blow out several kilos while away. It’s a win-win.

If you’re travelling for work, you can always fit some runners in your luggage. If you’re living in a flat country, you can run. If you’re in a mountainous country, you can run. If you don’t have access to a gym, you can run. Get it? And if you can’t run (I’ve heard that sentence a million times before too) you can walk. And you can do your best to work up to a little run or jog. Just get your heart beating a little faster and work up a sweat. We are meant to carry our own weight and move. But we stop doing that when we grow up. Look at kids, they are constantly moving and very few of them just walk over to get something, they run! They climb, they dance, they move. All the time. And then they grow up they start sitting down on their bum all day long. And they get lazy, the muscles in their legs, bum and back slowly (actually pretty fast) disappears and they get back pain, get out of breath when walking up the stairs and get sore from playing casual cricket in the backyard on a family outing.

So, don’t stop moving. Or if you did stop, get moving again. It’s never too late! Start at your level and move up from there. Don’t compare yourself to anyone else than yourself. Try to be a better version of yourself every day (not a better version of Australia’s next top model or your next door neighbour), beat your own personal bests and be the best you can be. That’s all you can ask from yourself.  What’s your plan for your Something Every Day today? Inspired to get outside in the sunshine or are you staying indoors? Whatever you do, get your heart rate up, you will only feel better for it. Make it fun, bring your kids or invite a friend. Just do it, because you can! 🙂

PS; I did find some running trails in Crete, but I need to find a Greek to help me translate or look further to find an English version.

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6 Responses to When Was The Last Time You Went For A Run Along The Beach?

  1. Amy @ Healthy and Fit for Real says:

    Beautiful scenery!

  2. Tienny says:

    I stay far from the beach

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  3. Try and run the Samaria Gorge in Crete – about 10km I think. First bit is downhill stairs and then you run along the valley floor. Come out at the sea and have to get the boat out (or you could always run back!) 🙂

    • Thank you!! I will take notes and figure out where it is! We’re planning on driving around the island, so will probably be somewhere close at some point! 🙂 Thanks again!

  4. I love your pictures of St. Kilda I spent some time there when I travelled Aus! So beautiful! I love running and agree there it’s a great exercise to do while traveling, I just can’t imagine being in a gym when I could be out on the beach running 🙂

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