Run, run, run in the Vredefort Dome
Hello Forest Runners,
I hope that you are all well and fit after this wonderful summer.
The colours are changing out here. The grasses are browning and dropping and there is a nip in the air in the mornings. Nonetheless this past week has been cooking during the day.
Our cutting of the trails for Forest Run is scheduled for early May and we'll have our work cut out for us. A few weeks ago I took Celliers out on a section of the route that he hadn't seen before. Wow! There has been so much growth - far more than last year. In a few places if you didn't know that a track was there you would have missed it completely.
In advance I'd like to thank my grass cutting team - Karen, Ricky, Warrin and three guys that CP (a fellow Forest Runner) has offered to loan me from his farm. Cutting the trails not only clears them for the event, but opens the tracks for hikers throughout the year (there are some sections, like at Bundu and Thabela Thabeng, which people can hike on - other sections of the route are on private properties).
Every Sunday our wonderful host venue, Venterskroon Inn, host a lovely Sunday lunch. I'll be going through soon with family and friends for a chilled afternoon there.
I'd like to introduce you to my newest family member - Rusty. She has been living with me for two weeks today and I can gladly admit that she stole my heart the moment our eyes met when I fetched this scared girl in Jo'burg and brought her home. A lady I know had sent out whatsapp looking for a home for her (on behalf of other people who immigrated over a year ago). Something about Rusty's photo spoke to me. I did try to get her adopted by a friend, who couldn't take her. I just had a feeling that this dog and I were meant to be together. And so after considerable negotiation with Celliers, Rusty came under our care. She is sweet and loving and affectionate and I just cannot get enough of being with her - my first dog ever!
Rusty's first afternoon at her new home (yes, she does smile).
Rusty went for sterilisation last week and once she has recovered I look forward to her being my regular running companion. She hasn't had much exercise for a long time so she is a bit unfit. We'll be working on this with regular walks and jogs and lots of playing. I just know that she is going to love the Forest Run route as much as I do. I look forward to you meeting her at Forest Run.
First walk along the Vaal River this past Sunday.
Although early-bird entries are past, entries are still open until 6 May. Please don't wait until the last minute to enter. You're welcome to pay your entry fee at the beginning of May but it really does help my admin and arrangements to have your entries and details in sooner rather than later.
If you have already entered - thank you. Please bring friends :)
Everything you need to know about Forest Run you can find on www.forestrun.co.za.
Wishing you all a super weekend ahead and many great runs over the Easter holidays.
Lisa - and Rusty
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