Sunday, 26 March 2017

82 seconds

My blog over the last 8 years has not only covered my adventures but occasionally takes time out to reflect on life, without being judgemental.  This weeks events in London sent a shiver through the country as it made us realise just how precious life is.  In 82 seconds many families have been affected and I hope they realise that millions of people are holding them in their thoughts today.
I was thinking this over as I was cycling today in probably the best day (weather wise) of the year so far.  Sometimes I forget how lucky I am to be out in beautiful countryside, the sun shining, the birds singing and breathing in fresh air.  It doesn't get much better than that.
It also made me think about the point of these adventures, the training and the blog.  At the end of the day it doesn't make that much difference in the bigger picture.  But then I realised that if we all thought like that then "they", the ones who commit despicable acts, would have won - they would have changed our lives.
So I am going to carry on as normal and write about how I've got my weight almost back to normal and my fitness is now starting to come through.  I've had a great weeks training with three fantastic runs where I wasn't breathing out my arse, and a bike ride where I wasn't struggling to hang onto the handlebars through fatigue.  The last three weeks of structured training have given me a base to build on and I want to thank my coach for her expertise in getting me there.  Sure there is a hell of a long way to go but the last three weeks have proved what is possible.  Live life to the full and take time out to smell the roses - I actually stopped to take a picture of a new born lamb with her mother!  After all it's Mothers Day so let's celebrate.  Have a fantastic week and if it's a tough one just focus on your breath and appreciate how lucky you are.


  1. Good post, always love to read about adventure people do as we learn new things from such posts. Thank you for sharing it

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