“We spend our lives chasing things that we think we want and it’s only when they are removed that we truly appreciate what is important.”
A teacher who dreams of adventure and running mountains, I set out and completed the iconic Land’s End to John O’Groats (barefoot and unsupported), told students that they should embrace challenge and take risks in learning whilst working in a secure job with a comfortable and risk free lifestyle. The hypocrisy seemed to hit home when I ran LeJog, carrying what I needed in a small backpack. In August of 2016 I chose a backpack and some sandals over a secure life with a good income. I chose to go alone instead of with friends and now I’m seeing what will happen when we chose adventure and challenge over the ordinary, secure life.
Within the virtual pages of this blog you will find images of the places visited, words describing the training, experiences and thoughts that wander through a persons head as they travel from one adventure to another. The main thing is that the journey won’t be sugar coated. No glitter will be applied and at all costs it’ll be documented to show that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things.
Hope you find the words in the posts of this blog useful and in some way get inspired to #GetOutside more, push your limits and explore the incredible country and world that we live on.
It’s all well and good saying life begins at the edge of our comfort zones.
Let’s find out if it does…