Don’t get me wrong, I love the forest and I love walking there. Preferably encountering as little people as possible. But for today’s training I changed scenery and it was a very pleasant surprise, probably also due to the almost summer-like weather.
Because I needed to be at my friends house at 1PM, I drove to the town of Leusden for my walk. I made my own route using Google Maps and it should be about 13km long. For the first time I packed a backpack, bringing food, water and clothes. Also, I changed shoes! I am now walking Cloudfoam shoes by Adidas and my shins feel much better!
I walked the countryside, passing fields of green. The views were wide and I could not stop smiling. I really felt happy! The first half of the walk I was passed by few cars, cyclists and motorbikes. I snuggled some horses, chatted with a dog-walking resident of the farm and had not a care in the world.
The second half of the walk took me alongside the water over a bike path. It got really busy! It felt like the entire country chose this route to enjoy the weather today. The upside was that everyone was in a good mood. In the end the route was only a little over 10km, so I did not really add to my miles. Still, it was a great learning experience outside my comfort zone in the woods. I will definitely walk the countryside more!