- Hours on the run: 3:18
- Kilometres: 36.9
- Calories burned: 46 apples
- Soundtrack: Alvaro Soler – La Cintura
Marathon day is fast approaching! I’m writing this with just 2 days to go and a whole lot of packing still to do!
Last week I fell in love with running all over again. Up until now, it was becoming a bit of a chore, and the excitement of sticking religiously to a well-planned schedule fizzled out some weeks ago. Runs were becoming more of a thing to get out of the way (while seemingly having my life planned around them!). Last weekend, I ran at my own time and at my own pace. That meant I could head out early evening and soak up the beautiful golden landscapes as the sun was setting and quietly marvel at the beauty of spring.
It really was a joy to be running, and it made me realise just how much of an effect it has on my mind. When I head out into nature and don’t have time constraints, everything just lifts. Dreams come alive again, and smiles work their way through the daily stresses. The world I’m running through becomes far more important than my own struggles and I become thankful for each breath, thankful for the beauty surrounding me and thankful to be just one tiny part of an incredible planet.
It’s really wonderful to have that joy back, and I’m looking forward to just running for fun after this weekend.
But first! The final challenge, the event I’ve been building up to for weeks and weeks now. The run I’ve been dreaming about, anticipating with excitement and fear! All the training is done… now its all about taming those nerves, building up my emergency playlist, and getting that packing done!
And of course, requesting final donations! There’s still a way to go to reach the target, so if anyone would still like to make a contribution, it would be so very much appreciated!
Sunday here we come! ✈️🏃🏻♀️
The soundtrack this week is La Cintura by Alvaro Soler. It’s such a summery tune, it really lit up my run last week