After a hectic autumn filled with reading, writing, exams, packing, moving and travelling, things have now started to settle a bit, if only temporarily. My university doesn’t take a break for Christmas and I have to keep up my marathon training for the charity run in May, but the world around me seems to have slowed down a bit because of the holiday. This past year has indeed been very eventful, and with the focus on the positive things, my road trip from Sweden to Ireland and the Ride and RUN project deserve special mention. Despite failing to run in all the countries I was passing and equally failing my intended runstreak on the return journey, I nevertheless ran in 8 out of 9 possible countries. I camped in all possible weathers, presumably that is why I got a cold and couldn’t complete my runstreak, and also failed to run in The Netherlands on my return journey. This, however, will be avenged by the Marathon Anneli and I are intending to run this spring in Leiden. What a sweet revenge 🙂
My visit to Ireland and the week spent exploring Donegal and the north of Northern Ireland with Christopher was a highlight of this summer and not only for me. It seems it had a strong influence on what happened later and led to him signing up for the compulsory basic training for motorbike, the CBT.
So new plans for the new year, where to Ride and RUN? Judging from my gift it seems he has planned to make the most of our stay in the UK. I had planned to go to Scotland last year, let’s give it a new try this summer. Onwards, and upwards, to Scotland and beyond!
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Dear Asa, peaceful season greetings from NL. When will you and Anneli come to Leiden? If possible we can arrange to meet or, if you want, to stay with me, both of course. I do not live near Leiden, but things can always be arranged. Just let me know.
Lovely! Greetings to you too! The marathon is on the 22nd of May… we are both considering riding there, if work/studies permit. Full details of our plan so far can be found here: http://forza.greynorth.net/?page_id=2604
Are there any runners in WIMA NL, anyone interested in taking part perhaps? Regardless, it would be lovely to meet up during the weekend! I’ll e-mail you shortly!