Isn’t cooperation wonderful? We did a guest post, Running Around The World, for the lifestyle and fitness website, Mung Beans and Champagne. Now lovely (and lucky) Ryan who runs the site has written this great one for us about running near his home in beautiful Ibiza.
Running Around Ibiza by Ryan James Lock
When most people think of exerting themselves in Ibiza, it usually involves nightclubs and crawling home as the sun comes up. But there is a whole other side to the island that is rarely seen by tourists and I think that’s a shame.
Last year, I moved to Ibiza from West London and as with any move, it took a little while to adjust and get used to it. One of the things I found most helpful was running. I have always been a runner – for me it’s a form of meditation, a time when my brain switches off and I seem to think clearly.
If you are tired of the treadmill and want to try something new or are heading to Ibiza and want to make the most of it, then make sure you pack your running shoes. With breathtaking views, lots of space and clean air, the island is any runner’s dream. Continue reading
Bibi recently wrote a great guest post for the Canadian blog Pathways to Life, called ‘Running, Away from Home’ (see what she did there?) The post was full of her top tips for getting in good runs while you’re travelling so I had a quick read before I went to do some warm weather training like the elite athlete that I am. Just kidding. I did do warm weather training but only by default because I happened to be on holiday to Fuerteventura. Anyway, I read the post to ensure that I put my best trainer-shod foot forward in Las Islas Canarias. Continue reading
Like most runners, I always take my kit with me when I go away. Indeed, sometimes I even wear it to travel in if there’s no room to pack it (yeah, I know – not even slightly sexy but worth it in the long run). It’s the best way to get over your jetlag, get a feel for a new environment and see things you’d never notice from a cab or a bus. So I was very excited to lace up my trainers and head out into the streets of Buenos Aires. Sadly, the feeling of elation didn’t last long…
First, there were the dogs. Thousands of them. It seemed like everyone had at least one and it wasn’t unusual to see people walking dozens of them. The dogs themselves weren’t the big problem for runners; they were all much more interested in each other than they were in humans. The real issue was the mess they left behind. Continue reading