Last updated: May 30th 2019
My running obsession started as a ‘slightly’ overweight 13 year old back in England and continues to this day. 30 years of leg pounding, heart racing, free therapy awesomeness.
Runners run for many different reasons. I’m no different although my reasons for running have most definitely evolved over the years. Ego once drove me to run harder and faster in the hope of winning more races (never actually ever winning any :)) nowadays my motivation to ‘keep moving’ are deeper and WAY more beneficial.
I run to ‘flush’ my brain, I run to help me sleep, I run to solve work problems and personal challenges. I run to explore (and re-explore) my environment, I run to push my physical limits, I run to be with my friends, I run to be by myself, I run when I’m happy, when I’m sad, when it’s sunny, snowing or raining. Running has saved me more times than I can count, It’s the ultimate cure, the perfect panacea.
The trip we’re on is a dream come true and will undoubtedly include many incredible highlights. For me the opportunity to run in so many different places around the world is one of the highest of the highlights. Every run will be different, every corner turned a surprise. Every river, market, lake, beach, mountain and city new and unique. Just thinking about it gives me goosebumps!
This blog page will be a little more dynamic than the others. It will include an updated log of all my runs for the duration of our time away. I’ll attempt to describe the general route I took and things of interest I saw or did. I’ll also sprinkle in a few pictures to reduce the boredom :).
If you’re already a runner I invite you to follow along with me on this epic adventure. Ask me questions, recommend better routes, share stories… If you don’t run, I hope my running (mis)adventures spark a little something inside that motivates you to slip on those sneakers (trainers) and head straight out the door.
Find me on Strava for more stats: https://www.strava.com/athletes/6496045
Running totals to date:
# of runs: 127
# of miles: 700 miles