Hi there! I’m back!
We went away for the weekend and we stayed in Dunsborough with 7 other families. It was so much fun, very relaxing and just lovely to get away from our routine for a bit.
One morning, a friend of mine took us running on some off-road tracks – and I enjoyed it soooo much!
Until now, I’ve only ever run on roads, paths, grass and beaches, which are all very open and spacious. I can see for miles ahead and all around me.
But these bush tracks were mostly surrounded and enclosed by trees. And it was like a 1 metre wide tunnel, winding through a thick bush. Like a 3D maze. The trees and shrubs soaked up all the noises around me. The sounds of the world were all hushed and quiet. My footsteps on the ground were muffled. It was quite magical.
Sometimes the tracks would open up towards the beach… and I found myself running along a top of a hill, looking down onto the ocean.
Other times the trees were so high, that I felt like I was running through a forest.
Most of the track was compacted flat, but there were still a lot of uneven ground and rocks everywhere. Very often the track just turned into a rocky mess (pictured here)… and I had to soften my steps and kind of “dance” across the rocky ground… without twisting my ankle and hurting my knees, of course.
I found it so interesting. With all the inclines, declines, uneven ground, loose rocks, the always changing scenery, the gorgeous sounds of the bush – it was really challenging and such awesome fun.
I’m so inspired by the experience, that I might even try mountain biking now :)
All up – I ran slowly (with a bit of walking and no stops) for about 4kms.