Just as the kids get back to school in Australia, I’m off for my own vacation! One of the perks of being a casual teacher is you get to decide when you want to take your holidays, but the downside is that you also do not get paid for that time you decide to take off. Anyway, I’m more than happy to take a break, see my family and explore London once again.
I’ve been to London a few times and each time I go back I fall in love with the city even more. Seeing Big Ben, walking under the London Eye and trolling the many markets in search of knick-knacks gives me so much joy! There is no ocean, there are no mountains to look at and the weather is… well let’s say if it gets above 15 degrees it’s an amazing day in London. But for some reason I just love it.
I’m also excited to finally be reunited with my running partner aka my big sis 🙂 Yes, it has only been 6 months but when you move to a new country like I did, it’s hard to find someone who challenges you in running as much as your former running pal. I have JUST started packing, but I have made sure to pack my 5 travel essentials that I think every runner should have when heading overseas.
#1 My running shoes. I wouldn’t go anywhere without them, because let’s face it, all you need to be a runner is a good pair of running shoes!
#2 My running jacket. We all know that the weather in Europe can vary at this time of year, but a little rain won’t keep this girl from running!
#3 My running watch. Of course I’ll need to track my kilometers. I’m hoping to get in 5kms a day, so my trusty Garmin is coming with me.
#4 My Lululemons. I don’t go anywhere without them. I am a true Vancouverite and I’m not ashamed to say that I won’t just be running in them, they will be my everyday pants 🙂
#5 My running mags. Now that I have finished my marathon I am excited to start mixing up my workouts, my runs and my meals. There are so many great ideas in these magazines; I can’t wait to dive into them on the plane for some light reading.
Happy running ! 🙂