Another Sort of Ultra Endurance Challenge

Today is truly a great day. I left Can Kilometrar (home) at 6am, and Siscu drove me up the coast almost to Sant Feliu dfe Guixols. He left me there with my little pack filled to the brim with water, my iPod chock-full of music, and my heart full of joy. I set off kilometrating towards home – 52kms. I’m slowly increasing my distance a little more each week, so as to build a strong, solid base once again. I was pretty tired; I’ve been working 8 to 10 hours a day for months now, with reduced schedule on weekends, and this shows in my energy levels. Despite this though, the training session was wonderful.

As I progressed along the coast, they called me from DHL to say that they were going to deliver the Spanish books today at Can Kilometrar. What joy, what excitement, and what a great push to carry me all the way home, singing at the top of my voice! On my arrival, I popped into the spare room (Estefi & Co’s room), to find a pile of boxes, with one open. The covers were visible in among the protective paper, sitting there like new born baby birds…I can’t describe what it felt like seeing them for the first time. It was an emotional moment, one that I won’t forget.

After so much work; the writing, the translation work, the editing – we now have the first ones here. This has been another sort of ultra endurance challenge, with all the work, obstacles, teamwork and emotion that any of my running adventure entails.

Tomorrow I’ll have finished editing the English version with Kate, and next week we’ll be sending off the final document.

Next week the Spanish version will be on sale here on my website, but tomorrow there will be the possibility of having a sneak preview. I’ll post the news here as soon as it’s up.

The big presentation will be in Barcelona on the 24th of May. Both before and after, there will be presentations in Catalonia. In September we’ll be doing a book tour of Spain. I’ll be presenting the English book in Greece in June, and in Autumn and Winter I should be arranging presentations in Ireland and the UK.

I’ll be posting the calendar of presentations here next week, and I’ll keep updating it every week or so.

And another positive note today is that I’ll finally be able to start writing here in the blog regularly, now that my routine is more or less back to “normal”.

This week I’ll be signing books in Canet de Mar at the finish line of the Canet Race, which starts at 10am in the main square of Canet. What excitement!

¡Kilometrate!

12 Responses to “Another Sort of Ultra Endurance Challenge”

  • vilaprat:

    Has dicho rutina “normal”? Has mirado bien el calendario de presentaciones? Jajajajajaja

    Ilusión grande de saber que ya están los libros y que pronto estarán disponibles.

    Magnífico tentempié!

    • Alex:

      Jjajja Por eso he puesto “Normal”! Pero como casi todas las presentaciones se harán por la tarde/noche me dejara un poooco tiempo pra escribir aquí tambien!

  • estefi:

    FELICIDADES…..
    ya teneis el “hijito”, en casa, uff… que chula la portaada…
    y ya me lei, por fin la introduccion, la imprimi y guarde…. mira es asi, guaaardada esta.
    Ahora a espera leerlo con ganas, como ,no.
    Muchas felicicidades, es genial, sera fantaaaaaastiiiiiiiicoooooooo……………..
    a por masssssss.
    ++++ todos a ++++ libros.
    estefi.

    • Alex:

      Si el hijito en casa en vuestra habitación! Lo tendrás la semana que viene- alegría buenísima!
      Claro que a por más! de menos y con cariño como siempre amiga.

  • oz:

    Felicidades por el libro. Ya tengo ganas de tenerlo en mis manos. jeje

  • Enhorabuenapor el libro, Alexandra. Ya me dirás cómo adquirirlo, porque seguro que es muy interesante. Saludos.

    • Alex:

      Gracias José – estoy muy emocionada de verdad. La semana que viene estará toso aqui enla web! Un abrazaso
      Alex

  • Daniel:

    Felicidades por el libro …seguro que sera un éxito entre todos los amantes del mundo del ultrafondo ..y del deporte en general …
    Un fuerte abrazo
    Daniel

    • Alex:

      Gracias Daniel! De lo que me ha dicho mi editora del ingles, también gusta a los 0% deportistas como ella. Estoy muy contenta. Gracias por tu apoyo. Un abrazo

  • Marcel Feliu:

    Alex

    Felicitats!!! Te falta tiempo de guardarme uno, y por supuesto los Xurris te acompañaremos en la presentación de Santvi.Dile a Siscu que quando quiera cambiarse a la bici ya sabe donde nos tiene.

    Mrcl

    • Alex:

      No te preocupes Marcel – ya esta guardado! Será estupendo connocer todos los Xurris en día 18!
      Ya se lo ha dicho a Siscu. Un abrazo

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