You’ve got to love Australia. A continent in it’s own right, the Great Barrier Reef covers an area larger than the UK & the country itself is bigger than the whole of Europe. Kissed by sunshine daily with a chilled out vibe to be admired by more stress ridden countries – Why would anyone want to leave?
This week, it hit me. I’m going to be in the land down under during the London 2012 Olympics. This sort of thing happens once in a lifetime. With my facebook feed a buzz with patriotism, it’s hard not to miss the home comforts of a decent cup of tea & historically steeped architecture.
It’s not only the Olympics either, the Queens Jubilee, Euro 2012 & lets add Wimbledon whilst we’re there.
I’ll be watching the Olympics on television, though I fear soon as the mountain biking at Hadleigh Downs is screened, I’ll feel a little emptiness, reminiscing a time when I ran those exact hills – and enjoyed it.
Nothing clears the mind like a cheeky ten mile run. I think I’ll plan a few “tourist” runs, taking me past the Opera House, over the Harbour Bridge and through the Botanic Gardens. I’m sure it won’t be long before I no longer desire the comforts of home.
As for the Queens Jubilee & Wimbledon, I’m sure a jug of Pimms and a Union Jack will fill the UK shaped hole in my heart. Oh, Euro 2012, pah, we’ll be out of that long before the semi finals!
If you could run anywhere where would it be? Whether it’s a particular race or a country, I’d love to hear your thoughts.