No, we're not still on holiday, as you can see it's back to the nitty gritty!
What better way to start the week than a spot of trail running in the beautiful Val Ferret, Italy.
Richard considers this to be the most beautiful running trail in the 'whole world' , so as the kids went back to school on Monday, I decided to blow off all my chores for the morning and take him up on his offer of a guided trail run.
|Chores, chores go away, come back another day!|
Le Val Ferret is only a short drive from Chamonix, through the famous Mont Blanc tunnel which links the two countries so handily! I've skied lower down in this valley and biked here with the boys, but this is the first time I've gone up onto the 'balcon'.
|The Mont Blanc from the Italian side|
|My neighbor and running pal Jane came along too!|
The trail is part of the Tour du Mont Blanc, a fantastic 7-10 day, 170km, hike which starts and finishes in Chamonix, going through Italy and Switzerland on the way. Although, some crazy people have been known to do it much quicker, in 21 hours to be exact - yes 170km in 21 hours, as part of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc.
Keep up with Richards many mountain adventures on his new facebook page Mont Blanc Loisirs