I had the most amazing time in Cape Town –-> honestly, I wasn’t really looking forward to the holiday. It’s never been a place I’ve wanted to visit and if it wasn’t for the wedding, I doubt I would have ever booked a holiday there.
However, it was hands down the best holiday I have ever been on.
Cape Town is beautiful, really really beautiful. There are mountains and countryside everywhere and if you can’t see any countryside, it’s probably because you’re right near the beach. There is so much to do and so much to explore –-> we were there for 10 nights and it was nowhere near enough time to do everything –-> we didn’t have chance to really explore the city, nor did we do all the touristy things which just means we’ll have to go back again
We went out there for a wedding which was just beautiful but we also had chance to explore some of Cape Town and boy did it deliver.
We hiked table mountain which is one of the most incredible things I have and will ever do – the views were just amazing and although it was pretty dangerous (imagine loose rocks and no safety net) it was so worth it.
We also went to Boulders Beach –-> a place famous for its penguins. Being able to sunbathe on the beach with penguins all around you was incredibly surreal and they are even more amazing up close –-> it’s not every day you get to take a selfie with a penguin!
We got to eat out at some amazing restaurants –-> my favourite was the Grande Café restaurant. It was set on the beach and our table looked out to the sea –-> we got there just in time for sundown which was beautiful. Cape Town has the most incredible sunsets –-> the sun meets the horizon and it’s just breath-taking –-> I tried to catch as many as possible and I’ve come away with 11,736 photos of the sun at different points!
I seriously had the best time and I have made such incredible memories –-> I’m already planning my next trip out there because there is so much more than I want to do and so many other places to explore. We didn’t get to go to Robbin Island which is on my list and I’d also love to do a safari but we just didn’t have time this time around.
I completely relaxed with my diet but I still managed to get a few runs in at the hotel gym and I’m definitely counting my hike as a session!
It was exactly what I needed and I feel so much better for having a break and relaxing from everything. Admittedly, it probably wasn’t the best thing to do 6 weeks before a Marathon but there you go. Cape Town > Marathon any day, sorry runners!!
However, the marathon is now less than 6 weeks away so it will be my absolute focus. I’m going to get back into my training and I’m going to really focus on my diet to make sure I can get the most out of my body –-> it’s time to start putting this marathon as my priority!
I’m super proud that I was able to run 20 miles and I feel much better for that –-> I’ve got to find another 6 miles to find but in the grand scheme of things, that doesn’t seem too bad.
Have you ever been to Cape Town? If you haven’t, please go! You honestly won’t regret it
If you’re unsure, here are a few more photos for good measure:
Does anyone else have a spring marathon coming up?