Running as a celebration
I have never been a top runner, never elite. I might do fairly decent in some trail races but winning has never been very important for me. When I race I’m doing it mostly for the experience. But what I truly enjoy are my regular trail runs in nature.
I see running as a celebration of health, of nice weather, of natures beauty, and a possibility from being healthy. I guess that’s why I also write about health issues here, cause they are closely linked.
I fill my runs with as many beautiful trails as possible, trails with nice views, trails with soft, wet and rocky surface. Yesterday in sunset I raced with a hot air ballon. As usual I was alone on the ridge pushing it without resting, making my legs work. Although I have a sore achilles tendonitis – probably from all the running uphill – I couldn’t help myself from pushing it, especially with the ballon hot in my heals.
Past friday I hardly couldn’t run because of the pain. Typically the day before went great: 1h20min tough trail running without stopping. So friday instead of making the run “only a run” I chosed to make it a workout session with rocks and logs. For a trail runner it’s always good to have overall strength, not only legs. That’s my tips for today: when you can’t or shouldn’t run you can do something else that your running (or health) can benefit from.