What a brilliant idea!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Fiona and I just had a great week with three young friends from Romania, Bela, Marian and Levi. We had a great Christmas together and we thank all our friends and family for making them feel so welcome and giving them a brilliant christmas. I think, for all of us, it was one of the best.
On their first day here Charlie and I got to share a great experience with them. We took them up the Mournes and then went to see the sea for their first time ever.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Monday, October 06, 2008
Just going through my pictures from Romania and found this beauty...
Just thought you might want to see some of the more beautiful side of Romania.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
This picture has been added in response to my good friend Chuck questioning whether the picture in my last post was truly representative of the roads around Ballynahinch which I was encouraging you all to make good, healthy use of.
I hope this one is more in keeping with the spirit of the post. In fairness the last one probably was taken just outside of anywhere USA where neither you nor I have ever treaded foot.
Ballynahinch Rd, Somewhere, Northern Ireland
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
On the road again...
Over the last few weeks I have started running again on the beautiful roads around Ballynahinch and I'm really enjoying it. I have to admit that the recent bout (a week and a half strong until today) of good weather hasn't hurt my love for the experience either.
But I think the brilliance of running goes beyond the good weather and dry roads. There really is something powerful about having some down time to release stress, ponder life, enjoy some good scenery and get a good workout all at the same time.
For me running really is a great way to clear my head and even to get my creative brain going for all that is coming in the day or week ahead. Sometimes I have my best ideas while putting in the miles. The only downside is that I have nowhere to write them down.
So my tip of the week is to get up early some morning, put on the trainers and hit the road, rain or shine. Start small and slowly and put on the distance without killing your self. Remember that pain is an important message that your body is giving you, so don't try to pull a Forest Gump on the first day. Leave that till week two... And then sign up for the Ballynahinch fun run this spring.
Looking forward to seeing you there.