After making the decision to end my season a bit earlier than anticipated, I was left with a bit of ‘free’ time before settling back into a routine. My good friend and former training partner Michael Coe pitched the idea to go visit our mutual friend in Iceland.
The mutual friend I’m referring to is the Icelandic legend himself, Kari Karlsson. Kari was also on the team with Michael and I at Berkeley, and owns the national records in Iceland in every running event from 3,000m up to the Marathon – the same event he qualified and ran in the 2012 Olympic Games.
We spent the majority of our time in Iceland traveling around and using running as a way to explore the country. We’d half run, half walk everywhere we visited to see as much of the beautiful landscape as possible. For any of my readers who are also runners, I highly recommend taking a run-vacation to Iceland in the summer. It’s absolutely incredible… and in case you need a little more convincing, I invite you to watch this video I put together that shows some of the amazing places we went! Enjoy:
(PS- use that HD button)