Archive for 31/01/2011

30 Years Later

There in the tiny village of Caussiniojouls near Béziers, the 30 years that had passed since I had last saw my friend Elena, disappeared as soon as I stepped out of the car. Obviously almost everything was different, but the essence still remained. We took up our friendship where we had left off, but now, we had the added luxury of getting to know each other’s families.

Siscu (Frank), Vito, Sheela and I had a wonderful time with her, her husband Tom, and three children, Clara, Lir & Maeve. Laughs, tenderness and food were abundant there, beside the Parc Nacional des Cévennes. Nature called us from the moment we arrived, and we enjoyed our runs as much as we did our walks with the dogs through the vines and mountain forests. Siscu and I returned with hearts, spirits and stomachs full (and I with some 5 new recepies to add to my repertoire!). And the dogs? Well, they simply didn’t want to leave ther – it’s that simple.

Today, I bid good morning to Monday ready again to face more chapters, more translation, and more editing. A change of scene and of air always helps you charge your batteries, but when this is combined with the pleasure of being with friends – well then it’s tenfold!
¡Kilometrate!

Echoes from the past


I had fun at BTV on Tuesday on Carles Flavià’s program. It was a laugh – a warm, welcoming atmosphere. It wasn’t a very serious interview – I think that his program is more fun than formal. For those of you who were waiting something much deeper – don’t worrrry – I promise you that soon I’ll have a calendar up with dates for talks, conferences and half-day workshops – for all who want to delve deeper into the world of running that we love so much.

On an equally positive note – we’re getting ready to set off for a little escape, to recharge our batteries. This well deserved adventure will take us to France. But not only will we be wandering the lanes of France, but also those of the past. We’re visiting a friend of mine, Elena Townshend O’Loughlin and her family, whom I haven’t seen in almost 30 years – from when I was 12 years old. Take that for a blast from the past!
So after an intense working day, and an equally busy season, we’re letting ourselves relax, recharge and remake an old friendship from many years ago.
Vito is washed and ready, Sheela is already whining by the door dressed her coat, ready for the cold, and Siscu and I, after a little run to get our bodies in motion after so much typing – will all set off for France! ¡Vive la France et la bonne joie!
¡Kilometrate!

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