So this is the week before Christmas !!! Training is going well with a run everyday and a longish one every weekend. My goal set for December to run with the pack ( 3 kilograms ) at least 15 times are done , with a few days to spare...so I have some credit ! Running in the sand becomes a bit easier , although not faster ?
In Namibia we have very definite weather patterns. If the clouds build up for the very much needed rain in the inland , the coast gets the best weather.....warm misty mornings and when the sun gets out .....it is hot and humid. Evenings here are then a perfect time for a beach braai....and Namibians can braai !
To get a running partner now for a long run is quite an Epic......all is relaxing and most Companies in Swakopmund are closed in December , so they run mid morning and some souls must work.So running now is a one man sport !
We have a little Oasis about 45 kilometers from Swakopnmund , called Goani Kontes , and is in the Swakopriver. On a Saturday , I will run from Swakopmund , all the way on the river bank , running through what we called the Moonland to Goani Kontes.On these runs one find that the Desert are not lifeless at all......with baboons warning you to pass quickly....little mountain goats watching this creature running without being chased..... little adder snakes ....and of course what I call the Kalahari Ferari.....a spider about 5 -8 cm in diameter.....but fast !!!!! Often I found ostriches , Springbok and Oryx on this run. There is this little restaurant where one can have coffee and something to eat. The family will drive out and pick me up.
To all my new running Friends that I have not met yet and the Team at 4 Deserts.....I wish you all a Merry Christmas. May you be blessed and enjoy this Special time.