Throw up a flag, they’ll come running

Don’t underestimate the power of reaching out for help when shit gets real. This afternoon, after getting myself worked up about something I’m not gonna go into, I (embarrassingly) went into anxiety meltdown in Yarmouth town centre. Fear of nothing specific, sweaty palms, heart beating in double time; all the really fun stuff. Rather than […]

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“We will walk together forever”

Because of the significance of every moment leading up to what happened to me this afternoon, it’s important that I include everything… Yesterday I arrived in Edinburgh, 6 days after entering Scotland via the Berwickshire/John Muir coast path. It’s the best and furthest I’ve walked on consecutive days since my challenge started up again, and […]

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Come on England

I came up with an analogy which I think sums up my tendency to self-sabotage myself into depression when I hear it knocking, rather than trying and pull myself out of it: It’s like watching England play; of course I want them to win, but when their play begins to grind and the standard drops […]

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Depression Chestnut

Some days life feels precarious; so it’s important I keep my footing. If Black Dog sniffs me out and drags me in when I feel like this, everything goes to shit. The ground beneath me doesn’t always feel this unsafe though, it’s easy to forget that when Black Dog’s around. So if I do get […]

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First Munro bagged

There are 282 Munro’s in total in Scotland, and yesterday I set out to conquer my first, Ben Lomond, before breakfast. I’ve been gagging to give my new trail shoes a run out so I set my alarm early to beat the rain. I headed off at about 8am; the air was thick and cool […]

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Leaving England

This is my last day in England for a couple of months, so I’m taking it slow. If you read my post last night you’ll know that I pitched my tent upon the old city walls of Berwick upon Tweed, with sea and Scotland both tantalisingly within sight. However, after I got comfy I began […]

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Absence of wonderment

It’s been nearly 2 weeks since I last blogged. I’ve being writing, its just been more personal and reflective than usual and it’s not really suitable for consumption over WordPress. So, my apologies for seeming quiet. The last time I wrote a blog I was in Bowness of Solway. I was about to begin the […]

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