May 23, 2013

Running on the Wrong Side of the Road - Cremorne

I'm finally getting into the swing of things here in Oz and running my first road race since I finished the Amsterdam Marathon in 2010.  Oh yes folks, that's how long the "I am never running another race my legs are so sore and the training was so solitary" post race mood stuck with me.

Excited and completely unaware of what "post race recovery" really meant

In the corrals 
I realised after that race that a half marathon is really my favorite distance - for now.

Thankfully my sister in law who is as sleek and fast as a gazelle convinced me to do the Half Marathon Age Run - in Melbourne with her in mid-July.  It actually feels really great to get "back in the saddle" again - with a goal, a training regime and a partner to keep me accountable.

I also feel incredibly inspired to explore Sydney by pounding the pavement. For some reason living in NYC totally shut down my desire to run, I don't know why but I found myself gravitating instead towards the gym and for me out door running provides more than just a workout - it provides a release.

Maybe the itch is back because I feel like this is really "God's Country" and the beauty never ceases to amaze me.  The incredible views, breathing in the fresh air, and I the can't believe I live here moments - happen daily for me.

I thought on some of my shorter runs I would take along my handy dandy I-Phone and snap some pics so you can share in the beauty that is Sydney no matter what corner of the world you are in.  

My first run was in Cremorne, a suburb in Sydney's "North Shore" area. There is a great elevated walking trail that goes from Mosman around and past Cremorne Point.

 It's got amazing views of the Harbor Bridge, the Harbor and the Opera House.  

There are also some great grassy nooks that are perfect picnic spots (Slim & I have tested them out!) for free date afternoons.

If I only knew how to sail...


Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Wow- such stunning views! Congrats for getting back up on the horse, so to speak!


Shera "The Expatriate" said...

Thanks KK! It is really amazingly beautiful here & it feels good to have some free time to be back on the blogging saddle as well hope all is well on your corner of the world.

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