sitting down


Trust no thought arrived at sitting down …..

SHEEHAN, Running and Being

It’s true. Or at least that’s the way it feels to me? My head works when I’m running or when I’m walking. Lose that time and I lose my thinking time. So it was when I was injured with the stress fracture and unable to run. I just don’t seem to get the same ‘thinking time’ when I’m sitting. So .. just at the moment I’m relishing the freedom of this summer – running and walking and climbing in the mountains. Time on my feet to let the mind wander. It won’t make me wiser, but I think I’m happier. Footloose and fancy free. Well or as near it gets when you are living in the ‘world’. But I’m lucky. I’ve been meeting wonderful people. They are true friends and their generosity to me means so much.

A time for everything – a time to give, and a time to receive. I’m doing a lot of the latter at the moment. I just hope in some way I’m also doing some of former. But the time will come. And I hope I have the generosity of spirit that so many have shown me.

At the moment – I’m homeless at ‘home’ in my beloved Zermatt. Having just walked around the route of the Ultra Trail Tour du Mont Blanc over three days last weekend (in preparation for the race on 29th/30th/31st) – now I go to the other extreme – I compete in the Matterhornlauf on Sunday. A 12km ‘sprint’ and nearly 1000m ascent. Well … life is full of contrasts?

2 Responses

  1. Johnny Cool said on August 26, 2008 at 17:16

    Hello LizzyEnjoyed very much reading your blog. Best wishes for next weekend.Johnny Cool

  2. ALAN LUCKER said on September 7, 2008 at 07:15

    Hi Lizzy,Once again well done on your TMB victory, it makes me proud to be English. It was great meeting you and talking to you in Cham over Breakfast. Hope to meet you again one day, maybe on my beloved lakeland hills. Take care.Cheers Alan.


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