It’s been a while since this blog featured a Motivation Monday post. It’s not because the Ninja Turtle hasn’t been running, but because it’s so much more fun to talk about other aspects of travelling. That said, she’s had several amazing runs during this trip so far, and today – this morning – after finding herself awake once more before 6am, she’s decided to go on a slightly longer run, and to explore a popular route that she never got the chance to run because she wasn’t really a runner back then, just to see what all the fuss was about.
The Torrens is a river that runs through Adelaide; in the city, it sits north of the commercial zone, just behind the University. Back in the day, she used to sit under a tree by the river, eating a sandwich while revising her notes. The first time GodzillaPin and the Ninja Turtle hung out together, they came down to this river, and GodzillaPin proceeded to horrify the Turtle by wondering aloud if he was quick enough to jump on a duck and catch it (he wanted to cook and eat it, apparently).
Anyway… the Kaurna people – that is, the indigenous Australians who lived in South Australia – call it Karrawirra Parri. This means Red Gum Forest River in their language. This morning, the Ninja Turtle ran along the River Torrens Linear Park Trail, and here are some photos taken along the way.
She started heading westwards for one simple reason – it was early morning, and on the side of the river she stood, there was no shade, and did not wish to run with the sun in her eyes. So west it was.
The Ninja Turtle didn’t particularly want to go to the beach, so she turned around and headed back to the city on the other side of the river.
At this early hour of the morning, while the city is still slowly waking up, it was already bustling with life down by the river.
Here are some landscape photos taken during the run. The Ninja Turtle claims copyrights to the following images and may not be used for commercial purposes without her knowledge.
Look at this world we live in.
Now go out and RUN, and see it, and feel it, and breathe it, and absorb it, and become one with it.