THIS WAS MY FIRST BLOG FROM 2 YEARS AGO. IF YOU WISH TO READ MORE CLICK ON THE LINK ...... http://trailjunki-phil.blogspot.fr
I suppose anyone looking at this first
image of my first Blog and the seeing the title Trail Junkie would be excused
for being somewhat confused; Firstly by the title and secondly by the picture of
a selection of very large rocks....I shall endeavour to explain.
At 56 years of age to take up a sport such as this might be
considered a little reckless, no I don't mean rock climbing, although it
sometimes feels like it. For many years now I have run for one hour, three times
per week, no more no less. It kept me fit and though I regarded it as nothing
unusual only a few of my peers did anything even remotely similar namely
Samantha, Julian and James (sounds like a 70's rock band). In fact these 3
people are the only people I have ever run with but as they all live
in different countries I run alone for 99% of the time. Luckily I quite like my
own company ( somebody has too) so there you go.
I run quite slowly, don't like hills, have
never had a runner's 'high' and a for every 3 out of 10 runs find it really hard
to motivate myself, so why is this Blog called Trail Junkie and the title
Endurance Running. To be an endurance runner you have to run more than a
marathon in one go (for example 50 kilometres or 31 miles) and with trail
running this includes hills, deserts, snow, mud, rocks, rivers and
mountains. It is therefore considerably harder and more demanding than just a
road but to me it is far more rewarding. So what has changed me from a
regular jogger into a nutcase! It started with a poster on a wall in the village
of Theoule where I live in the South of France.