Stairs, wobbly legs & sandy feet
I’m keen to add some more variety into my hikes….so today I took on these:
Where are they? Bells Beach (along the Great Ocean Road). These stairs are so massive that it took 2 photos to get them all in!
The first few times I ran up the stairs like it was no problem….by the 5th time I was trying my hardest not to lose track of counting so I wouldn’t actually do more than 10 by mistake, by the 7th time my legs were shaking, by the 8th time I didn’t love it anymore, the 9th time is a bit hazy – I’ll call it focus, and the 10th time I gave it everything!
It was then onto my 40 minute (approx. 3k) hike –which involved a few up and down hills…but I did get to look back at what I’d just done, (and feel more than a bit pleased with myself). My legs were still a bit shaky, so I was very happy I’d worn my compression tights (High 5 to me for that foresight!).
At this time of year it’s a bit tricky to find anywhere on the beach in Victoria (let alone World Famous Bells Beach!) without swarms of people, but I did manage to find a small patch of sand to take off my shoes and enjoy some lovely stretches with an ocean view.
Then it was another round of stairs to get back to my car (my legs were like ‘seriously?’).
I’ve been doing lots of hiking recently – short hikes, long hikes, up hills & down hills – but it was great to add some variety in there…and tackling these stairs was the perfect way to do it!
Stairs 0 – Sam 1