I'm in Newcastle NSW, which is probably a runner's paradise - lots of good routes along the foreshore and beaches, and lots of parks. I mostly run in the Bar Beach area, because it's fairly flat, but when I graduate from Get Running I want to start tackling the hills - oh the hills we have in Newy!
On my last two runs I've seen pods of dolphins about 20 metres out to sea!
I think having a nice place to run really makes running more enjoyable. I'm not sure I would have come this far if I lived elsewhere. We're coming into winter now; it was a chilly 15C when I did this morning's run! Seriously though, kudos to anyone who does the program in a northern hemisphere winter.
So, where are you and where do you run?
Justin mate, I can't say the same for Birmingham! Tongue firmly in cheek there - I used to live in an absolute hole called Walkden in Salford, Manchester. Its one redeeming feature was Blackleach Country Park. Wouldn't mind doing a run there now. Amazing what a difference a good park makes. The weather has just been ridiculous over there the past 6 months or so. I blame the Tories.
No dolphins for me today, but there was a bright yellow stunt plane doing aerobatics over Bar Beach.
I run silly early in the morning as that's the only chance I get around work commitments and kids and it also means that I avoid the sun. The temperature now at the time I run is about 27c, but will rise in heat and humidity a lot over the next few months and this will present a tough challenge to test my newfound love of running. I will be thinking of those of you avoiding rain!