It’s time to celebrate! The solstice brought summer to the northern hemisphere with a subtle shift in daylight hours – surely it’s worth celebrating the fact that we’ve made it this far – to the middle of 2014! Warmer days are here!
In January, June always seems like a world away. Personally this January I could hardly think about summer, when spring involved so much activity connected to Running after Routledge?! But the days ticked by and if nothing else, I tried to savour moments and focus more on ‘doing’, rather than ‘achieving’. It’s all too easy to become wrapped up in targets – but the difficulty is sometimes we still need a way to focus our energy.
How to create targets and goals that guide rather than limit is something many others have written about before and it always interests me. And so on that note I’ve been preparing for the second half of 2014, which involves some awesome opportunities.
One such chance is selection to run with the Nuun Ambassador teams in the Hood to Coast Relay, a 200mile road relay that starts on Mount Hood and finishes at Seaside in Oregon! I can’t wait to meet my fellow Nuun team mates – from all over the US, visit Orgeon for the first time and experience a long distance running relay. In comparison to the last running relay I did, which was a Japanese Ekiden around Honolulu – I have a feeling this is going to be completely different… You can catch up with members of the Nuun Ambassador Teams via a blog link up: [inlinkz_linkup id=418878 mode=1]
Further opportunities coming up include a training camp with Oiselle, also in Oregon, and then a trip to the UK for an exhibition related to Running after Routledge in Darlington. More posts – including an interview from a Chilean trail runner – and a very over-due update on Running after Routledge to follow soon. In the mean time, I am planning a few changes and new features for this website – also a case of watch this space…
In other news – Oiselle have recently launched a swim wear line – perfect timing for the summer. My suit is on it’s way to Hawaii! Check out the different styles and colours online HERE.
Before signing off I’d quickly like to plug the Running on Om podcast because recently there was one episode that just had me hooked! The interviewee, professional skier Lynsey Dyer, hit such a note that I ended up listening to the conversation twice!! For a refreshing take on life as a professional sports person and artist, with views from someone working hard to be competitive yet grounded – all I can say is – go and listen! It’s up on iTunes, episode #46 HERE. The interview contains news of an up and coming documentary about professional skiers – one not to miss if you’re into snow-based stuff!
But for now it’s time to hit the writing-desk, roll out the yoga-mat and find my feet back on the trails of Hawaii.
Happy Summer Days!