Where do I start?
2017 was a bit of a crazy year, all good, but crazy nonetheless.
Not even entirely sure I can remember all of it.
Here are some highlights.
The firsts of the year:
- Completing an urban tri
- Tough Mudder Half
- Inflatable 5k
- Streak for Tigers
- Paddled on natural moving water
- Visited North America – Vancouver
- Self-published a children’s story
- Took part in Doug Smith cup – swimming 30m in 5c water is hard! Especially twice.
- Women v Cancer Ride Night – 100km
- Half marathon swim – 5km
- Senate House abseil – 220ft
Other things of note:
- Attending wedding of one of my best friends
- Got a new niece
- Became a British Cycling Breeze Champion
- Finally got my British Canoeing 1 Star award
One of the key things was being thanked by someone for sharing my own writings plus things of interest on a mailing list.
Things I’ve learned:
- Don’t try to cycle 60 miles less than a wk after being ill – there’ll be nothing in tank to get up hills & you’ll be miserable
- Don’t do too much
- Spend time with those important to you
This year has been great, but I have done a lot of things on my own, and at times I was doing so much I didn’t really know which way was up.
I got very tired and noticed that I also felt quite lonely. There were times when simple things would reduce me to tears. Thankfully I have a great support network.
It was great to raise money for charity, thank you to those who sponsored me, but 5/6 events in a year was a little much.
There are things I want to achieve in 2018, but I will be trying to take things a little steadier.
So, ok, there are already a couple of things in the diary. All just for fun this year. There will be blog posts a plenty.
I am endeavouring to spend more quality time with good friends and family. Also, be more sociable re: clubs I am a member of.
Here’s looking forward to a fun and adventure filled 2018.
Happy New Year!