|Can you see me? The tiny white dot from the distance? This was captured by mijn liefste P|
I decided against running the 10K event in Germany, which I signed up a month before. I blogged about it @ My Daily Mooosings in the Netherlands.
This is a back-dated post because the weekend was busy, and I was only able to write a post about why we stayed in the Netherlands instead of spending the weekend in Germany as planned. But not how I ran in a very special place, quiet spontaneously. I thought that story, I'll save here because it's a typical Happy Feet in the Netherlands story.
Who thought an episode which was awful and sad would bring us to Kinderdijk!
Well, the family was able to spin the negative situation to a positive experience.
We were able to combine family quality time, we all enjoyed liesurely with my training.
|couple of meters before I complted my run, captured by mijn liefste P|
I ran almost 7 kms while mijn liefste P and our girls absorb the idyllic atmosphere of Kinderdijk at their own pace.
|Eldest and youngest having fun! Captured by mijn liefste P|
|Middle child giving a raspberry to her older sister, who was behind the lens|
|youngest loves feathered friends, captured by mijn liefste P|
It was a lovely run! I started my run around 6 pm and the sun was still shining warmly until the end. I had to take off my sun-glasses eventually half way through my run because it was hurting the bridge of my nose. Also, my facial skin I noticed needs extra moisturizing when I run with my face to the sun (even when wearing a running cap!). Got to make a note of doing something about both.
Of course my family could not accompany me through the entire route of my run - so they missed the path where there were not many visitors taking pictures of the windmills, where it was relatively serene.
|Eldest captured this image while I was still running|
We are planning to remedy that in the future by either renting bikes or finally getting a bike carrier for our car.
I love, love, love running along the Molenkade, and wished it could be my regular route to run because it was simply spectacular to see the windmills along the route, not to mention the natural beauty of the nature in the surrounding area.
Although the flock of geese I encountered along the way, scared me a little bit with their hissing, I still found them charming, as I am aware they can be quiet aggressive because they are worried about their youngs, at this time of the year.
|Whether it's a running event, or a simple training run, the girls are alway joyous to welcome me @ the "finish line" :)|
This day was special training day not only because something spectacular came out from something sad; it showed me so clearly how very lucky I am. I have my loving family, who supports me, I have a healthy body, which enables me to experience a wide spectrum of joy, and I am blessed to be able to see and experience the beauty and wonders of this country, we now call our home.
|Ladybug, which eldest discovered while they were walking along Molenkade on mijn liefste P's Summer pants - I found it adorable! :)|