It’s hot and humid here in comparison with home. We left the frosts and freezing temperatures of Tasmania and entered the warmth of tropical North Queensland. Running has been a bit tough but we are getting it done.
It would be better if we could get up and run in the early morning. But we’re on holidays. Pauly is a dairy farmer – a sleep-in becomes a necessary part of the holiday routine.
We’ve been running at 5pm along the beach, just enough time to run before the tropical darkness descends. Dusk is over in a blink of an eye here. The beach has lovely flat hard sand and just before dusk is shaded by huge palm trees. For us from Australia’s south, being up north in the tropical wonderfulness of it all is really quite entrancing. It’s another world.
We haven’t seen many other runners up here. A few very ripped looking younger men and a couple of young women. No one remotely pushing 50 or 60. Perhaps they are sensible and run in the mornings. Our lovely running buddy Louise was here recently and said she saw runners in the mornings – but we can’t quite get the discipline together to heave ourselves out of bed early when we’re on holidays. We are talking about it though.
You will know Pauly and I if you see us running along the beach just before dusk. We are the older runners, sweaty and red faced. Taking an easy pace and getting the kms done.
Happy running 🙂