31 December 2009

noughtie, noughtie, very noughtie

it's been the year of the bivvy and mini adventures. races have been and gone and it's not the times or placings i remember. it's those quiet stolen moments. cloud inversions for breakfast. running silently with jane along lesser trod paths in the highlands. riding from home with friends and staying out all day and all night. climbing new hills. repeating local loops but relishing the difference of each ride. wondering if i'll ever have a full set of toe nails.

i've also had to acknowledge that some goals need a deeper respect and maturity. not everything can be taken so lightly and that there maybe more to this than just a tick list.

the lists and targets all seem a bit arbitrary, a bit pointless when compared to the events going on outside of my little blog-o-sphere. but we've all got to choose our own paths to follow. if there's anything that i've learned during the past 12 months is, you need to do what makes you happy. to try and make the most of what you have. i spend a lot of time day dreaming and wishing i was doing something else, being somewhere else. the memory of my nan has been with me daily. as has her wise words of encouragement and support.

so, whilst trying to be faster and go further i'm going to be taking my time to appreciate the path i'm on.

here's to adventure and fun times. happy new year fellow blogites!


iain said...

Happy new year to you too Kate.

all the best


Red Bike said...

Happy new year fruitcake.
Thankyou so much for introducing me to bivvying and the lakes.

Heres a big thankyou from me for being wonderful.

btw. ygm

SS:Mtn Biker said...

Happy New Year's to you as well,Kate! I've really enjoyed reading of your Life and Times the short time since I discovered it,and look forward to seeing what you say in the coming year. I wish you all the best in the new year,and may you have godspeed as you pedal/run/walk/move throughout 2010 :)


ultra collie said...

here here !

peewiglet said...

Happy new year, Kate ♥

Your post brought a tear to my eye.

*wipes it surreptitiously away*

trio said...

Happy New Year!

It's been a great year and I'm glad I've met you. I don't think anyone else would have got the dragging rigger accross the peak district tundra!

Thunder In The Night said...

There has never been a better portrait of a spork! Happy new year Kate, thanks for sharing your blog with us.

Fat Lad said...

Happy new year :) !