I’ve taken a long break from updating this blog. To be honest – I got pretty fed up with it when my mum was dying and I’ve been feeling pretty low since then so it just seemed a chore that I could do without. I was only updating it because I had the notion that it was somehow important to maintain the complete record of my exercise which I have been doing for nearly 3 years. Then I realised that it meant that I was writing endless boring posts about walking up the hill to Heptonstall, that kind of thing. There wasn’t really any point. I stopped.
I’ve let a few important things slip by unmentioned, including a trip to Scotland to scatter my mum’s ashes in her home village. It meant a lot to me, but it isn’t something I really want to write about. Yes, there were some great walks and mountain bike rides too while I was up there. I’ll remember them with fond sadness.
So … from now on, I’m mainly going to be writing in detail about walks or rides that I really enjoy and I’ll try and provide enough detail that you could go out and do them yourselves if they appeal to you.
The blog will stop being just my online exercise diary. I’ll find a nice new visual theme for it and take off most of the advertisements. I will still be trying to earn some money from it and I’ll try and make it more useful to people who want to visit this area to walk or cycle.
If you don’t hear from me in the mean time, I should be reporting on a ride next weekend in the countryside N & NE of Leeds. It has been organised by some of my CycleChat pals and is taking me to some places that I haven’t been to before so it should be fun.
Catch you later,