Being sick sucks.

When your friends invite you to go out to the city, you have to kindly reject their offer and tell them you would rather spend your day being cooped inside of a house resting underneath piles of blankets and drinking endless amounts of herbal tea.

As an extrovert, I constantly want to be out and about exploring new places. However, being sick tends to limit your options of things to do. Since I felt really restless being stuck at home, I thought the best solution to cure the blues would be to go for a run!!

I was really excited to finally have the chance to run. Ever since landing here, my days were quite spontaneous with no set plans so I didn’t know whether or not I would be able to add in a run. Luckily, it was a gorgeous day outside with the sun beaming so I had no choice but to go out and make the best of it!

Since I didn’t want to risk catching another cold, I dressed myself in layers before heading out to the unpredictable Melbourne weather! (The bright sunshine can be deceiving… similar to Vancouver weather!)

Because I couldn’t go too far from my house in Lysterfield, I decided to run along Wellington Road. What I didn’t know was that the road was more of a highway that had cars driving about 100km/hr (eeep!) so I really had to watch myself. Also, the paths on the side of the road were quite narrow and were not ideal for a runner or even a regular person taking a nice stroll…

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I spent the first bit of my run running on grass to avoid the speeding cars on the side. I remember someone telling me that there were a bunch of snakes in the area too so I pranced on the grass with caution. The grass was way too long for me to avoid any creepy creatures so I ended up jumping back onto the pavement to continue my run.

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I love running in places with farm animals! (Weird fascinating, Β I know.) But look at those horses! Most of them were dressed in colourful blankets as well.

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Running alongside steep, concrete surfaces. This reminded me of the Sea-to-Sky highway back in Vancouver.

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Clear, blue skies and narrow roads!

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You get used to seeing these funny looking trees, which are sprouted all over Australia. These are gumtrees!

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I concluded that this was not a safe place to run. Though I was mesmerized by the beautiful landscapes and farm animals, I spent most of my time trying to avoid being crushed by oncoming vehicles. My goal is to find an ideal place to run around Melbourne!

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