Clean and run….
It is a great idea to wear layers – because today I wanted to get the sun on my skin but I only had a little sports top underneath and the when the trail had a lot of older dog walkers, i think a vest would have been a little more appropriate.
A butterfly flew along with me as I ran – for around 4 meters it fluttered around me – it was orange and black – so exquisite – I was a tiny it afraid I may squash it as it flew about me and around my knees…
As I ran – the sun shone in my face. It was golden and warm – the sun was heating up the pine trees so much that the air was filled with a beautiful pine fragrance. I wanted to bottle it and send it to you – and keep it for another day.
Maybe pine essential oils will work – must give it a go. It smelled like pine, sage and frankincense – that alone was soothing. I ran further than I have done all week, and for longer. My periods of walking were much less.
I found a few side trails.
One in particular was about a meter thick and stretched up as far as I could see. The track was like a sine wave continually rising or a stock marketers dream graph, as the path dipped then went higher, dipped and went even higher. It was a great little challenge.
My right foot(the one I had the accident with a few decades ago) felt a tiny little bit strained – so I will massage it and give it some love.
I picked up lots more trash today on the run back. On the way there I didn’t see any rubbish at all. It was great, but on the way back I found 2 dog poo bags (yes gross – but I felt that I needed to clear it up – I took it to the nearest dog waste bin), 1 soda can, 1 lucosade sports drink bottle and a national geographic magazine. The magazine was messy but more natural and biodegradable than the other man made junk that I found.
I think I need a running with trash bag or clean up the trails bag… not sure what you would call it – but that needs to happen.
Great run. Came home and drank some coconut water and just about to have my vanilla cinnamon oatmeal breakfast jar!
P.S Now I have 3 days = 3 Pine Cones 😀
Have the best day ever!
10 Running Tips
- Set little challenges when on the run
- When challenge set don’t think – just do
- Enjoy the feeling of accomplishing challenges
- Take a lightweight bag to gather trash
- Drink bicarbonate of soda water before you run
- Drink coconut water to rehydrate when you get in
- Run first thing in the morning to get your circulation going
- Run on an empty stomach
- Drink 2 glasses of water before you run
- Have fun – get out and play – run like a kid