It’s been a crazy couple of weeks with a lot of change, upheaval and turmoil, as I found myself leaving my job, putting our home on the market, packing boxes, saying goodbye to loved ones and friends and moving to Queensland. First stop a house sit in Noosa, looking after a german sheppard and a husky. Something I’ve noticed about myself is that when my life gets turned upside down, and I feel stressed and emotional, it takes every ounce of me to find the energy for a long run.
So combined over the last 2 weeks I did a total of 60 km, one week of 11km and the second week of 49km. 2 runs each week, no strength training or yoga, as I cut right back on my training as I listened to my body as I found a way through all the stress bringing me back to balance again.
I arrived in Queensland last week, and it’s been soooo great to thaw out, and to feel the sun on my body again. Check out this amazing sunset I was blessed with seeing on my first night here.
Being thrown completely out of my comfort zone, staying in a new environment – someone else’s home looking after their dogs, I had to adapt fast, finding a new equilibrium again for sleep, nutrition, exercise, environment and change.
To be honest it’s taken me about 4 days to settle in, adapting and being flexible to my new surroundings and location – finding out where everything is etc. I found a local juice bar to get a freshly squeezed apple, carrot and beetroot juice on the Saturday, to stick in the fridge ready for Sunday’s run.
For this weeks long run I chose an amazing route that took me from Tewantin – Noosaville along the river to Noosa Heads and up into the Noosa National Park. There were many photo stops along the way, as the scenery was so stunning. I was also grateful I did a reckie the day before to suss out where the toilets and drink stops would be on route. I was aiming for 32km on this route, although I was happy with 29km.
Lazy recovery by the pool afterwards, I think my legs were definitely grateful for the cold water immersion.