Limassol life allows us to choose where we want this type of run to take place. We can drive in less than 30 minutes to the Limassol mountains and run old donkey trails. Or, we can run along the beach right on our doorstep.
Today, I chose to run along the beach. Last weekend I clocked 13 Limassol mountain miles. Whilst that may not sound too impressive, 13 miles in the heat, along steep and uneven tracks, ends up being quite demanding for the hips and legs. Not to mention the soaring heart rate as the tracks ruthlessly elevate. So, today I treated myself with the slow pace of a long run for 6 sandy miles, with a view to facilitate recovery.
I set off with the Limassol Running Club from Dasoudi Beach in Limassol. l was amazed to see the number of people still sunbathing and swimming so near to the end of October. The sun was so warm that I had to push my t-shirt sleeves up. I ran past people playing in the new Volley Ball courts. I then passed members of the Limassol Rowing Club, who were holding a presentation alongside the promenade. Many other runners passed me and cheerily said hello. I also saw members of the Limassol Cycling Club cycling along the designated Cycle path. It was fun to see the Beach Cafés full of people relaxing and enjoying themselves. I ran to the pier in the Old Port, where the new Marina is. It is always pleasant to reward yourself with a pit stop here in order to peruse the coast line from the differing vantage point at the end of the pier. I then made my way back and thoroughly enjoyed seeing everything from the opposite direction all over again. When I got back to Dasoudi, I slipped off my running shoes and dipped my feet in to the sea. The refreshing water soothed my feet and provided the most pleasant ending to my Sunday fun day run day in Limassol.
I Love Limassol guest blogger
(Eva runs owns her own business in Limassol called Limassol Sports Massage)