Boxing Day, known as Là an Dreathain (Day of the Wrens) in Gaelic. Today, walking in the woods, I saw no wrens but other small birds hopped through branches lit by the low, orange tinted, winter sun. I savoured that warmth of colour, somewhat lacking in heat though it was.
I ran 6k this morning. Before breakfast! I'm currently reading Christopher McDougall's book Born to Run. Not only is it fantastically well written, I'm finding it super educational and inspiring. I've long wanted to be a runner but struggled with fitness, stamina and motivation. I've started the Zombies, Run! 5k training programme a couple of times but dropped… Continue reading Inspired running
17 days of caching from Glasgow to London. There were dinosaurs, dragons, knights... and a squirrel! 100 day geochaching challenge – Days 74-91 caches: Calderwood - 8 Murieston water dwarf's dawdles #2 - the mysterious knight Murieston - Elevenses Geo Months - May The Last Dinosaur Egg Liberty #19 Seafront Stroll ~ Cliffs Pavilion Meet the… Continue reading Hills, woodlands and cityscapes
I spent another afternoon in amongst the woods - most of it trapped up in a big auld tree! It was a mini adventure. 100 day geochaching challenge – Days 73 caches: Wol's House Follie Follie Manganese (Mining Series) 2: Betwixt ('Be' at Beecraigs) 5: Befuddle ('Be' at Beecraigs)
So, I'm almost three-quarters through my 100 day challenge. One of the best things about this has been the amount of time I've been spending around trees. It's been a wonderfully therapeutic experience. It reminded me of an article about a Japanese practice called forest bathing. It seems that being with trees is actually good… Continue reading Waldeinsamkeit: solitude of the forest