My idea of a perfect holiday abroad would typically involve five days spent sunbathing by a pool, and five days spent exploring and sight-seeing. One of my favourite holidays to date was to Sharm el-Sheikh six years ago where I rode camels, quad-biked across the desert, snorkelled, went on a red-sea cruise and visited an Ice Bar (of all places!) whilst spending an equal amount of time relaxing and tanning.
However, I’ve recently returned from a quick seven-day holiday to Marrakech where I didn’t embed any sort of balance. I visited Morocco last year and explored the markets, hired segways, completed the Atlas mountain tour and explored as much as possible; so this year, in desperate need to some sun and relaxation, I decided to return (something I never normally do, believing that the world is too big to justify visiting the same place twice) and literally just relaxed. I spent all day every day by the pool at the 5* hotel, enjoying the all-inclusive unlimited drinks and delicious food, basking in temperatures of 40C. I went because the weather was guaranteed to be amazing (and who isn’t fed up of the year-round UK winter?), the package holiday was a steal at a total of £250pp including flights and transfers, and because I’ve never had a holiday where I’ve actually just chilled and relaxed.
It was surprisingly tough! I missed exercise, really missed running, felt lazy, and returned home feeling bloated and very unfit! I went out for a 5mile run soon after landing, and found it challenging, having not run for 10 days by this point. It’s crazy how much fitness drops in a short space of time. My tan isn’t too bad though!!
Meanwhile, this month I’ve been a bit naughty and have treated myself to both a new pair of jungle-inspired Adidas ZX Flux Smooth trainers, and floral Nike Roshe Runs. Both are super comfortable and were a bit of a bargain!
This brings my trainer collection up to seven: Brooks Ghost 5, Brooks Ghost 7, Brooks Glycerin 14, Sketchers Flex Appeal Serengeti, Nike Roshe turquoise, Nike Roshe black/floral, and Adidas ZX Flux Smooth.
The Brooks are worn for all types of running and marathon-length walks; the Nikes and Sketchers are worn for Insanity, gym, Zumba and short walks; and the Adidas are ‘fashion’ trainers typically worn with hoodies on lazy days.
I’m sure plenty of females have Jimmy Choos or Christian Louboutins on their footwear wishlists; I have trainers on mine! Next up, I’ve got my eye on a pair of gorgeous Nike Air Max Thea Cherry Blossoms… 🙂