How to unwind on holiday…?
Now this is a good question! Any tips would be greatly appreciated because I’ve just been on holiday and this has been my attempt at de-stressing…
I love going for an early morning run, I know this might sound a bit crazy, especially when you’re on holiday, a lie in would probably be the most popular option, and in hindsight, probably the wisest. But I find waking up early and stepping outside with the early morning breeze caressing my face almost therapeutic. It’s just me and the open country lanes. As I run, the early sun’s rays gently kiss my skin, I feel free and my legs are light on the tracks. I leave my phone and everything else that ties me to social media and modern technology behind. It’s just me and mother nature. No music blaring into my eardrums, just the rustle of the leaves as the soft breeze gently shakes them awake. I breathe in deeply, my blood now pulsing through my veins and I feel peace.
It lasts for about ten minutes as I’m suddenly aware that there is a wild horse galloping towards me, kicking up a cloud of dust and I wonder if I can reach the nearest tree first and if I’d still have enough energy in me to climb it. But of course I remind myself, trying to keep calm, that it’s bulls that charge, not horses. Or is it?
As the horse nears, I’m revealed to notice that I actually know the horse and that it belongs to a friend of mine. It had obviously escaped from it’s coral somehow and was probably more nervous than I was, and I was, at that point, on the verge of hyperventilating and passing out from the shock of the sudden ambush.
I reach out my hand to calm the horse, who nervously snorts through it’s nostrils, calming as it takes in my familiar scent. I reach for my phone, which of course I don’t have with me and realise that I’m going to have to make my way home as fast as possible to phone my friend to tell him his horse has escaped and is a dangerous 1 mile away from the main highway. Horsey thinks this is a great idea and decides to follow me, so I try to shoo it away whilst at the same time try to keep it calm. Making for a very confusing situation and this is just from my point of view.