It’s the end of May, the sun is out, there’s vitamin D everywhere and in the next few months I have got lots of exciting, happiness-inducing things happening so I should be full of sunshine and excitement. Yet right now I’m not. Yesterday there was a constant churning in my stomach, I had no appetite,… Read More Insouciant
This post is kind of a sequel to this post. Since then, I’ve realised that cardio is the exercise of choice for me. And this is so NOT on trend. All the fitness articles I’ve read/researched all convey strength and or resistance training as a magical gift from the fitness Gods to give you THAT body.… Read More I Love Cardio
Last Sunday we were lucky enough to be drenched in warm (actually hot) sunshine at Stanage Edge. We had gone with the local climbing club for a member’s birthday. Unfortunately for me being sociable the night before had left me rather tired (hungover) and not quite ready for a day of climbing. I cursed my… Read More Edale Mountain Rescue
It was BG’s birthday last weekend and that meant a trip to the Peak District for a couple of days of rock climbing. It was the first time I had properly climbed outdoors since Amphitheatre Buttress last June and a very long time since I have worked out the upper body. (There is a reason BG says… Read More Trad Climbing | Noodle Arms
Last week I was in touch with a member of our Alps 2016 party and mentioned that when BG got back from Rjukan that her and the fellow novice should come over of drinks and a catch up. Her reply was that she and the fellow novice would not be attending any future social events… Read More Bravery.
It’s been almost two years since the world crumbled from beneath my feet and I landed in a new and and oh-my-god-so-much-better one. Apart from the obvious time-healing, the mini battles of not letting what he, and she, thought was perfectly reasonable to do to another person affect my future, and the anger that still… Read More The Imitation Game
At the very end of last year when we were planning where to go in 2016 we decided a cultural, relaxing city break would be in order towards the end of the year after all the adventures and mountains. We looked at Salzburg and decided on Vienna at the end of November. And it just… Read More Vienna and Christmas