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Trails…dirty running

on January 22, 2014


After last years half marathon in August, I decided against long distance racing for a while. There is a lot of training and while I’m working on building muscles on the 12wbt Lean and strong program, a lot of running would hinder the process.
I’ve blogged before about how much I love to run and am often conflicted in my fitness plans, trying to strive for enjoying exercise rather than enduring it! After some thinking about WHAT I love about running, I have decided this year to do some trail runs/walks. I’m kind of over the marathon training, and also feeling a little bored with weights at present, and I figure that trails might be a happy medium; walking and running, getting some good leg exercise in when hill climbing, seeing beautiful scenery and taking time out for reflection and contemplation!
In Adelaide there are lots of trail runs/walks to enter as well. Medals, goals, achievement…my eyes twinkle!

Another 12wbter and I are planning on entering a few walks this year, with a massive goal of walking the Trailblazer in October. There are a few different options, but I’m eyeing off the 50km walk, (at least)
It will be a fundraiser for local charities too, which makes it an even more special time.
I’m not sure how you train for long walks other than doing long walks, so Miss S and I will be starting our training this weekend. I’m not sure how long the trail is, but it’s a beauty and I’m super excited to get out and start working towards my next goal.
Each month from April there is a trail event, so it is our plan to attend as many of these as possible, up until the big one in October!
I’m expecting dirty trainers, dusty socks, summer freckles, to use my fuel belt lots, and my soul and body to be refreshed by ‘All things bright and beautiful’.
I’ll let you know how we go on the weekend!



One response to “Trails…dirty running

  1. Stacey Tanner says:

    Brilliant can’t wait to get training 🙂 so much fun

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