I've gone and done a really strange thing this time but it should be a very exciting experience :-)
I've signed up and been accepted to be a native English speaking volunteer at a language village in the North of Spain!
Basically over the course of 5 days I'll be living in a remote village at the foothills of the Spanish Gredos mountain range speaking English all day to Spanish business people that need to improve their English. There will be the same amount of volunteers as there are Spanish people. I pay for nothing (except extra beers) and get to stay in a 4 star luxury hotel with full board for free. I wanted to find a way to learn as much as possible about Spain and the Spanish people and think this may well be the way to do it! For more information see http://volunteers.grupovaughan.com/
I'm actually in Madrid again for 2 days from 2nd November until 4th November before I get shipped off to the village which is great because I still have very much to see there and definately want to go to 'The Tapa Caves' again :-)
What does this have to do with running I can hear you say? A lot!
After reading about the fantastic runs my 'blogger' friend Jose does (http://de10a100km.blogspot.com/) I've decided to try some different types of running myself and what better place to start than right by a mountain range. You can see by the photos how beautiful this place will be. I really can't wait to get out there :-)
Of course, there's a 2 hour break from talking in the middle of the day so everyone can have a siesta so I'm going to use this time to run and explore the area where I'll be staying. I can never sleep during the day anyway!