>Look What I Can Do!>Running into every neighboring country...
When I look at the distance I have ran this year, and I would have ran those kilometres as the crow flies, I could have arrived in all our neighboring countries...
From my village in the north of Belgium I would have run past Rotterdam in the Netherlands, past Düsseldorf in Germany (would reach Cologne soon), just across the border of France or the border of Luxembourg...
I really feel encouraged ;-), my next goal is running past Amsterdam, than Luxembourg-city, and then it will take some time before 'arriving' in Paris and then Berlin...
It definitely has it's advantages to live in a tiny little country ;-)
Running in BelgiumAnn
Fun way to look at it!
"Don't feel like running today...suck it up and run ...you're an athlete." (John Stanton, founder & owner of The Running Room)
"The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race."
I used to get those "Trip-Tix" form AAA (which, probably doesn't exist in either of your countries, of course), and get one that went from say, New York to Florida. I would mark my mileage on this, and celebrate when I "completed" the journey.
day after day sameness
And here I thought there were really good trains in European countries and you didn't need to run everywhere...?
You should feel great -- that's a really creative way to look at your accomplishment. Congratulations!
I've done my best to live the right way; I get up every morning and go to work each day...
That's great stuff!
Your post reminded me to check in on Irish ultrarunner Tony Mangan. I ran with him just after New Year's as he came through Lowell, MA and now he is closing in on San Diego as he runs across the US and around the globe. Belgium is on his planned route, so maybe you can join him for a stretch.
The World Jog
E.J.Greater Lowell Road RunnersCry havoc and let slip the dawgs of war!May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your SPF30, may the rains fall soft upon your sweat-wicking hat, and until you hit the finish line may The Flying Spaghetti Monster hold you in the hollow of His Noodly Appendage.
Great way to look at it! I had to check out if I would've, and it appears I too could have easily run to the USA (I'm in Canada)
'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'
"Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'" - Peter Maher
"Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run." -Monte Davis