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!