Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2010
What I've learned about running
I ran in excess of 2000 miles last year, it took me to places I would have never reached normally, I have seen and heard wildlife and stumbled upon beautiful scenery only miles from my door. Traced routes of ancient Roman roads by map and compass, yesterday I watched the moon hovering in cloud and at the same time saw the sun rise over a hard frosted landscape. I have been invited into a church by the vicar and offered a cup of tea and eaten sweet cox's apples straight from the branch as I ran by and other days run waist deep in water to reach the other side to continue, ran in thunder, lightning, sun, rain, snow and have been hailed upon whose size was that of broad beans.
I have run a 30 mile race competitively but sat down at the end to a hearty meal and drank beer with my trail rivals.
In all that time I have never grumbled (well only a little) learnt things I never knew about myself but in all that time I have always had a smile within me.
What is on my MP3 player you ask? Nothing, absolutely nothing there is just too many things to see and do when running.