Wednesday 11th September 2013

I woke up today and realised straight away that although I can’t run at the moment that is not a bad thing at all. My Nan told us many times as kids that “There is always somebody worse off than you somewhere in the world.”

This morning I thought about all of the families and friends of those who passed away on September 11th 2001 and in the years since as a direct consequence of that horrific day in New York City. I thought about them and I realised that what my Nan said is true. I also realised that life is for living so while you’re still breathing you better get up and get on with it! You never know when or how you’re going to go, after all is said and done.

With that in mind I put the leash on the dog, jumped on my faithful mountain bike and headed out to take Loki on his daily constitutional. It’s a shame but I felt the pain return to my knee and back as soon as the pedals started turning, I didn’t complain or despair though, I just turned it around and parked it back at home. I then gathered the dog once more and went up to the local field where many people run laps and walk their dogs. I found that not so many people or dogs were about today and I took the time to walk a lap (which is about a mile and a few hundred metres) and admire the birds, trees, rain, clouds and everything which nature had to offer. After doing that and clearing my head I decided to go for one more lap but this time resolved to power hike it, just to test the threshold of my back/knee – it wasn’t much of a power hike, it turned into more of a power limp in the end but I completed the lap nonetheless and with a smile on my face. It just felt good to be out there with my faithful companion (Loki) and to feel the rain on my face.

I’m going to sign off now dear reader. Thanks for taking the time. Don’t forget: ‘Carpe diem’

Peace out x


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