I recently went travelling in Japan and took my running shoes with me, as always! I wanted to share a few tips on running (and pictures) from the places that I visited, including Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Nagano.
I ran the Stockholm Marathon last weekend. It was my second time but a different style of race this time, as I was pacer, emotional support and water boy for Hanna. We had our moments but overall it was a really good day out, and nice to be able to take a few photos and enjoy the atmosphere of the day.
Right now I am in Rishikesh in the north of India (see photo below) reflecting on what happened in 2016 and planning for this year. 2016 was a busy year, with new projects started in Stockholm, and international expansion of the Run With Me concept. This blog post is a summary of what happened in 2016, and what is new and exciting for 2017!
The Sandalford Vineyard Half Marathon was run last Saturday at Sandalford Winery in the Swan Valley in Perth. It was the first event held at the Perth vineyard, with three previous races being held at the Sandalford Estate in Margaret River. For me it was a chance to run a race with my sister, which I was rather excited about given we hadn't done that before and rarely see each other these days with me living in Stockholm.
The TCS Amsterdam Marathon 2016 was on last Sunday, it was my third marathon, as painful as ever, but a big improvement and a highly satisfying PB. I signed up because I was looking for a run in October and had heard good things about the race - well organised, a nice route, great city, and flat, not surprising given the landscape of Holland, but what you want when you are trying to run a PB!