This morning I enjoyed a gentle 5k run around the grounds of the Palace of Culture in Sofia. Marathon Del hits the culture trail! The major triumph was managing not to fall over like I have done previously on this route. There are steps to negotiate and some uneven paving, and falling into a fountain is not a good look.
I am breaking new ground here too by posting my first blog using my mobile. This is technology gone mad. It means there can be no respite from me. I previously tagged myself as Harry the Arachnoid due to my extensive web activity. Now I am more like Ollie the Octopus, with tentacles reaching into every little digital crevice (well, technically 8 at a time, which maps nicely onto the mathematical base of computing).
There is an emerging theme of gentleness in terms of how I describe my runs. I think this reflects the current lack of a racing target, but hopefully it also acknowledges self-compassion, that I am nurturing myself through running. A cup of tea and a biscuit is an exemplar of self nurturing. It is what I had for breakfast before my run, one step removed from a fasting run.
Soon I will be heading into the city with my three year old grandson for pizza and playing in the park. Let’s hope the nurturing holds up!