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12 Jan Time to Run 

Yesterday I went for a run on an absolutely stunning winters day. Well I say I went for a run. I did run around 8k and I did run quite a bit, but I also stopped quite a lot as the views down on the beach were simply stunning. These photos have only been taken on my i-phone but I haven’t edited them at all and I think the colours are just beautiful.

I also listened to the fourth episode of a podcast called Serial. If you haven’t heard about it and you love listening to podcasts then you should definitely check it out.  The episode I was listening to is from the second series and is a true account of an American Soldier who was taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan.  I’m not entirely sure where this series is going to go, but the first series was completely addictive and highly recommended.

I’m not going to tread into the arena of political debate, I simply mention the program because whilst I was running on a beach in beautiful winter sunshine, I was listening to a description of a man lay in a cage no wider than himself for hours and hours on end.  The contrast between the description of that cage and the beach I was on made me feel incredibly reflective.

It made me pause for thought. It made me look at the sky and take stock of the day.  It made me grateful for the ordinary things I had done already that day.  It made me be grateful for that Ordinary Moment.

  • Verily Victoria Vocalises
    Posted at 13:17h, 12 January Reply

    Wow! These are absolutely stunning landscapes – I love the ones with the hint of sun but I think the fourth one is my favourite with the puddles on the sand :) #pointshoot

  • Lisa@Intotheglade
    Posted at 08:19h, 14 January Reply

    Beautiful pictures. We are so lucky having such stunning views on our doorstep, it never gets old xx

  • Sarah Christie
    Posted at 22:10h, 16 January Reply

    Wow Karen these are just breathtaking, I could spend hours looking at the sea x

  • Emma
    Posted at 10:31h, 17 January Reply

    Oh wow!! These photos are jut beautiful! xx

  • Katie LifeonVistaStreet Haydock
    Posted at 12:53h, 17 January Reply

    So beautiful! It’s a real joy to enjoy the ordinary moments sometimes… and how lucky you are to live near somewhere so pretty to take a run xx

  • Katie @mummydaddyme
    Posted at 13:02h, 17 January Reply

    Karen these photos are just absolutely stunning- just breathtaking. You look like you live in the most beautiful area, I would absolutely love to live by the sea. And I agree that running makes me feel so reflective and while I am not running at the moment due to pregnancy, I love just going out for a run and collecting my thoughts. x

  • Harriet @ Life With Mrs Lee
    Posted at 17:25h, 17 January Reply

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous! I can’t believe they are iPhone snaps! Wherever it is you live looks beautiful. Nothing better than running with a lovely view xo

  • Crummy Mummy
    Posted at 21:03h, 17 January Reply

    Amazing photos! I’m not surprised you stopped so many times to take them! #sundaystars

  • Nicole (The Brightness Of These Days)
    Posted at 21:14h, 18 January Reply

    Wow, amazing photographs. Not surprised you kept stopping! X

  • Laura
    Posted at 22:09h, 18 January Reply

    Beautiful photos, fantastic lights captured and is there anything more peaceful and reflective than a beach. Perfect x

  • Su {Ethan & Evelyn}
    Posted at 22:16h, 18 January Reply

    Wow! These photos are magnificently stunning! I really won’t mind going for a run like this in the winter if I live close to the cost. Just stunningly beautiful! Well done! x

  • Donna
    Posted at 20:20h, 19 January Reply

    Oh wow! What an awesome location to run. I live in a town so run along pretty suburban streets or round the local rec. Nothing that pretty sadly! x

  • Mrs H
    Posted at 13:33h, 20 January Reply

    Those photos are absolutely stunning. And this post is just beautiful. Sometimes we take for granted everything we have in life and the beauty all around us. It is important every now and then to have these moments where we reflect on how lucky we are and how wonderful the world is. Thanks so much for linking up to #SundayStars. Hugs Lucy xxxx

  • Steph
    Posted at 17:14h, 23 January Reply

    Oh wow Karen, what a place to live and where you can go for a walk or run. It’s stunning. I’m totally jealous. Those photos are beautiful. The podcast really does sound well worth a listen. Thanks for linking up with #sundaystars Steph xxx

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