Spring is in the air, and with that comes a feeling that we should be out in the fresh air making ourselves fitter and healthier too. After the dark and miserable days of January we look for signs of spring and as a runner I have the perfect opportunity to notice the small changes around me as I run.
Running isn't just about the physical exercise for me it's as much about the mental relaxation it gives me, it provides me with space to think, to digest the day, to mull over any worries and it also gives me chance to enjoy the changing seasons around me. In the four years since I started running, I delight in all the small changes in every patch of field and woodland that I run through. Even as I pound the pavements I notice the shoots and buds on the trees around me, the crocuses and snowdrops appearing on the grass verges and I start to see the signs of life in everyone's front gardens.
In fact you could say that running has been a revelation to me, I have found nature in the most unlikely places and nothing beats the quiet stillness of running at dawn or dusk. Perhaps that is why running has become such an essential part of my life.......
Goodbye for nowFleur