I live in Zimbabwe and am aged 55. Eight months ago I had had enough of looking in the mirror thinking 'damm I'm getting fat, old and decidely middle aged' so decided to do something about it.
I started running and now am up to 4 to 5kms a day and loving it! I lived for a while in a big game area of Zimbabwe, so for safety I often had to get my husband to follow me in the car, as quite often I ran past herds of grazing elephants, zebra's, buffalo's. Lions are also a real threat - I could be a tasky easy meal running right past them as they rest up under bushes alongside the road.
On one occassion, I was pounding along, when I rounded a bend in the road only to be confronted by a irritated bull elephant who charged at me! My husband looked so surprised as I came beetling back towards and straight past the car (he had gone into bored/daydream mode and hadn't even seen the elephant). I never realised until then just how fast I could actually run! - it was a medal winning sprint!
Every run I do is a marvelous adventure in beautiful Africa! Oh, and guess what I have dropped two dress sizes and am feeling good about myself!
Not sure what to believe here but well done if that really is true! Lol!
Ok fair play - I did wonder at first but keep it up...sounds really impressive! And like Linda...I need to build myself back to the level I was a few years ago!
used to live in Que Que myself and now live in the Uk. I was not frightened at all by snakes scorpions would even catch them but now I have no bushcraft qualities at all and i cant run barefoot anymore as my feet have gone soft lol. Hope you achieve your final goal
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