Tuesday, January 07, 2014


The world is spinning around as it does always, day follows night and night follows day.  It may be  a new year, but on the whole things are no different.  I'm trying to get through a load of stuff that needs doing, whilst also trying to make sure that I'm not over doing it.  

Whilst I'm not exactly coughing and spluttering everywhere nor am I full of a runny nose, I'm aware that I've got a bit of a cold.  I found to my cost earlier today how much, or how much it's taking out of me when I went for a walk.  Whilst altering my normal route to a variation that I have done before, I forgot that I had a nice hill to climb and yes I got up to the top I could sense my chest tightening up, and so I had to try and regulate my breathing whilst still pushing myself.  Thankfully I had taken a prescription out with me to collect a new inhaler, which aided me right at the tail end of the walk.  I'd taken my inhaler prior to walking, so this was most certainly down to the cold.  I'll go for a far flatter route tomorrow.  

I guess that sort of suggests that I'm going for some sort of fitness thing this year.  Well I want to regain some strength in the legs and lungs and perhaps do the Midnight walk again this year.  I would have done the Manchester Shine, had it not been cancelled last year.  So any idea's of doing a walking marathon are on hold for now.  No, I want to lose a few more pounds for sure, I've been losing for a while, but if I can accelerate that then all the better, I've still got a bit to go before I hit the weight I want to be.  

Something has come up recently that has got me thinking, my niece said something to me, which gives me a entry point to a conversation that I've known I'd have to have with her at some point.  However, I don't want to rush in to that, as it's a hell of an important conversation and one that could hurt me badly.  It's going to take some time and thought to get my words into some form or other, and then I'll go completely off track as ever I'm sure of it.

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