Exeter is a beautiful place to live. Not only is the city steeped in history, it is also surrounded but natural beauty. Recently I heard someone describe Exeter as a country city and I thought that it was a pretty spot on description, it’s the best of both worlds.
One of the things we noticed about Exeter when we first moved here was that everyone is super fit. In fact, when we first moved here, I remember pointing out to my hubby that people wear sports gear to actually exercise in, not just for fashion.
We live near the River Exe and I thought I would take up running for the first time in my life, to get into the Exeter lifestyle and to explore my local area. I’m pretty awful at it actually, and the school Mums I run with are incredibly patient but I am always at the back of the group stammering; “I can’t talk when I run”, sweating like a pig and rocking the beetroot look. This doesn’t bother me mind you, I’m a yoga girl so I’m pretty Zen about it. It’s just nice to get out and see the beautiful countryside.
I’ve included some pics from my runs by the River Exe between St Leonards and Countess Wear, walking / running / cycling / sitting, it’s just so beautiful.
Between now and November I set myself a massive challenge and I’m Running down dementia to raise money for dementia research, I have to run 100k and I have 38k to go, after that I think I’m going to get into cycling – because my lovely neighbour Sally has given me a bike and I am a rubbish runner!