Whether travelling for business, pleasure or world domination, at some point, we all leave the running trails we know and love. During our yearlong Aussie road trip, Mat and I decided early on to keep moving as much as we could while on the road.
Truth be known, it had taken me a few weeks to adjust from central Auckland living to that of a smelly dude sleeping in his van running trails every day. I was practically brain dead when I headed off. Burnt out. Unable to be present in anything I was doing. A pretty typical state in Auckland city to be honest- that I refused to accept as being ‘OK’. Two weeks after leaving, my body and mind had settled into a new rhythm that felt normal.
What really excites and nourishes the Good People Run project is that everywhere I go, people know of us. Already on the road it has been amazing to meet people and talk about life, running and the future. People are starting to see and ‘get’ what we are all about and it’s a beautiful thing.
The smell of the warm mountain grass, sound of running water as the snow melts, crisp air within the lungs, and even the feel underfoot makes me feel truly happy. It’s so amazing to be back here Mount Taranaki.
For what seems a lifetime i’ve worked towards a simple goal. To be able to do what I love in life and earn a living doing just that. For someone that would declare that i’m not afraid of challenges and life changes, the past months have been very tough for me.