Bag, food, trainers and shades – GO!
I started my run with no real destination in mind other than I knew I wanted to have a long run to make the most of the nice weather! So, I decided I would run to the Tay bridge and from there decide where to run to… either St Andrews or Perth.
Having previously worked in Perth for a couple of years, I had always wanted to “run to work” and now that I finally had the time, I thought I would go for it! Shame I no longer work in Perth…
So, taking off along by the River Tay I followed the foot path out of Dundee, through Invergowrie and beyond, following the cycle route (77). I followed the long flat roads through various small villages and beautiful scenery. This was a great way to see parts of this area I have never been before.
About midway I decided that a well earned ice cream break was in order!
I made it! Tapping the Perth road sign was a good feeling.
It’s a funny thing to run a marathon on a whim. When you get to the end there are no crowds cheering, no marshals congratulating you and handing you a medal and banana. Just people going about there business and not even looking twice at the random sweaty guy sitting at the base of a statue. It makes you realise that the marathon you just ran wasn’t that big a deal, it was just an enjoyable run on a gorgeous day. The barrier we put up that 26.2 miles is the furthest we can run is hard to break through, but doing this long run helped me realise that I am more than capable of breaking that barrier. I know now that I run further… but the big question is… how much further can I go?
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