Sunday, January 17, 2010

Running and biking off-road



I began to run three weeks after I had had a bronchial flu. I slowly ran 50 minutes yesterday around the town while the weather wasn't rainy or cloudy and this morning I rode my bicycle across the hills. So I'll try to run next week and sometimes I'll likely go swimming or ride a bicycle.
Running and riding a bicycle off-road, often over rough terrain, through mediterranean woods, country roads or natural parks offer us enormous environmental opportunity. We can discover a lot of sites which are "significant" from a landscape point of view. If we run or rode a bicycle around historic centres we can see monuments and sites which are considered "non-traditional tourist attractions" of the old town.
Although I've lost my running speed it's important I've begun to run. I didn't run quickly yesterday but I understood that I hadn't lost the strenght.

5 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

Just getting out and getting some fresh air into your lungs will work wonders. Take great care of yourself...your speed work will come back when your body is healthy again!

ps, LOVE your photo's

Crazy Sister said...

Glad you're back on track! It sounds very special to visit historical sites - Australian history only goes back 200 years! Sometimes you can find an old bottle or something... woo hoo...

Alexandra said...

What pretty pictures you shared with us! Thank you for those! There is nothing wrong with being at a slower pace when you are just getting back into running. The speed will come, you just have to be smart and patient. The exercise and fresh air and scenery is great for the soul!

strewth said...

I do hope you recover properly soon. I just love the way you post photos with all that beautiful scenery. Thank you for sharing such a special part of the world with us. :)

Black Knight said...

You have already recovered and you are ready for new bloody adventures