But wow, what a beautiful country Scotland is! Majestic. Stunning. Fairly cold, but that's to be expected: it was Christmas time and New Year's (Hogmanay) after all. Again, when dealing with jetlag that occurred on the outward journey over there, I aimed to get a few runs in to overcome it. I think this was successful. It was so nice running in cold weather again, and having snowy, mountainous backdrops and herds of beautiful, nervous deer running away from me on various paths as I ran through the windy, narrow roads there (Struy/Glen Affric area) was so special. I also got to get a couple of runs in with one of my uncles, who I don't get to see that often, so that was lovely to catch up with him. One of our runs was in Aviemore (which I think is a big ski resort there?) for a parkrun on one of the Saturdays: beautiful snowy, trail course with amazing scenery.
Other remedies for jetlag that I favour are: regular 'power' naps (nanna naps) and good, healing food (of course). Hydration is a biggy too, and all the more pertinent given the crazy hot weather here in Australia. Of course others out there have different remedies for jetlag: one such remedy involves eating NOTHING on the flights (yep, so basically a two day fast: crazy in my opinion, as that's one of the best parts of flying: the tiny, regular snacks brought to your lap), and one involves drinking your own urine. Hmm, I am going to stick with eating good food, sleeping when I can, and regular running. But to each their own yes? :)
In other hugely exciting news (well, for me anyway) I got a ticket to UTA again!!! Woohoo! I'm going back to do the 50km again, in May. So, will no doubt start to up my training and trail runs soon (probably from February onwards). I loved this event last year: so beautiful (it's held in the Blue Mountains) and such a good, fun (hard) time. Watch this space for training updates along the way.
Have a super week one and all. Much love xx