It’s been a while since I posted here. For the past eight weeks, I have been away doing a weekly guest running blog for the Men’s Health Forum Scotland. It’s been a great opportunity that I’ve really enjoyed and I have another six weeks left.
But, as much as I am enjoying it, and as much as they don’t wield too much editorial control, I do miss having the freedom to write what I want, when I want and about more than just running…..although I DO like writing about running. Who am I trying to kid? And if I am honest, I will admit that I was not confident that I would be able to write on several fronts.
However there have been a few developments in my life over the past few months and I think it is about time I returned home and shared here. Some have been disappointing, some have been good and a couple have been pretty amazing. All have contributed to the crossroads I now stand at and I have had to make a few decisions along the way. Not all have been easy.
I haven’t quite found how many miles I can run or how far I can go, but I have discovered that sometimes you have to cover old tracks to discover a new road and that our paths aren’t always mapped out for us. I have always prided myself on my ability to adapt to change, to think positively and to see opportunities in adversity.
I also believe strongly in fortune favouring the brave while a smile and a kind word can go a long way. The next few months will test my beliefs and will lay the foundation for my future. A future that looks a million miles from any I could have envisaged two years ago. A future with endless possibilities and opportunities that I am grateful to have been given.
I hope, wherever those opportunities take me, that you’ll continue to follow my journey.