I am again on the Road with work & will be until about the end of November. I'll be away for 10 days then home again for 2 weeks before going away again as I complete a maintenance project for Kmart at all their stores in Queensland Australia.
The work will take me all over the state from the Gold Coast where we are now to Cairns which is 1,900km North and across to Mt. Isa in the West some 1,300 km from Cairns. This trip gives me the opportunity to run in some amazing places, the tropics, desert area's and resort towns, the full gamut of running experience.
The above photo is taken at Biggera Waters just North of the Gold Coast where we are staying, the beach you can see is Surfers Paradise.
The above photo is the running track right outside where we have been staying and will be staying when we return. It 15km in length, it's is marked every 50 meters as shown and is literally across the road.
I will continue to complete Phase 2 of the Strategic Running Foundation and then prepare for the Melbourne Marathon which will be run on the 14th of October while I am away and of cause when I'm home.
I know there will be the occasional day when I won't be able to train or complete the session I would like due to travel or the work it self but the pay off is the runs I will complete will be completed in some amazing locations.
To date I haven't missed a session while away in either Tasmania or this trip, I've had to rearrange the program a little, changing rest days or swapping sessions to fit them in but so far so good.
I see this as all part of my journey, I'm so privileged to do what I do, to be able to train in the amazing places I do and have a loving and supportive family. Having to rearrange, compensate, modify and changing my run schedule is a such little thing compared to the joy and privilege it is to be able to train and run in the places I do.
Besides, the only real constant in life is change itself, so really this is just life in action. We all need to be resilient and adaptable in our training, running and in life but the change I may need to heed is a pure joy to accommodate.
Tomorrow I fly home for a couple of weeks before returning to the Gold Coast for another 10 day stint. I will keep you posted of where I am training and how it's progressing when I'm away so I hope I don't bore the pants off you all.