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Cloud reflection in the sail
When I first moved to Barcelona I was having a difficult time finding a running path that I liked. I was navigating new city streets and trying to find my groove both mentally and physically. I was also used to trial running and being surrounded by nature when I ran, so my new ciy runs were a bit frustrating. Then I started running down by the beach, known as Barceloneta. The W hotel is at the end of this stretch of sand and the hotel was designed to appear like a ships sail. I found such beauty in the reflection of the clouds on this day that now I run to the sail almost four times a week. It might not be a gorgeous mountain, a forest of beautiful trees, but the sail gives me motivation.

There is a beautiful promenade for running and biking all along the beach in Barceloneta as well as plenty of beachside restaurants and you can see surfers in the water almost year round!
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Placa de la Rosa dels Vents, 1, Final Passeig de Joan de Borbó, 08039 Barcelona, ES-B, Spain
+34 932 95 28 00