I am not long back from a lovely sunny holiday in Ibiza. As is my new holiday habit, I took my running kit with me and despite the 30+ degree heat, I managed to go out on a few short runs.
While I love my regular runs back home, I always like running in a different place. Of course you can explore a new destination as a tourist on foot at walking pace, but there is something about putting on my running clothes and going out for a run- often early in the day – that makes me feel I am temporarily a local and getting a different sense of the destination.
Regardless of where I am running – early in the morning I will encounter much the same collection of folk – dog walkers, boot camp exercisers, shift workers , early morning night time revellers on the way home – if it is a city, the quiet army of people who clear up after the night before or set up for the new day, and of course fellow runners.
This is very true and is one of the things I love about running and how it makes me explore further.Sorry I am so slow to reply, have let my blogging lapse recently, but think you for reading and your nice comment.
Gorgeous photos! I feel the same way about running on holiday, in a different place. It used to be a time when I was happy to change my routine, take a break from running, but the last few years I’ve loved the way that running in a place I’m visiting seems a way of claiming it somehow as my temporary home.
The ‘Sol y Mar’ sign at the top of your post took me back two decades to a stay at a hostel in Huanchaco Bay Peru named the Sol y Mar. Lovely proprieties and delicious food.