Welcome to “100 years walking”, a blog about three types of journey.
The first involves walking. I have been taking part in walking challenges with my friend Caralyn since 2000. In 2014, when I got the urge to start this blog, our combined age was 100 and we were preparing to walk 100k from London to Brighton, so “100 years walking” was born. In 2015 we went even further with three 100k events, all documented here, while 2016 brought the Paris Marathon and Race to the King.
The second is the journey towards physical and mental health. My interest is partly professional (I’m a clinical psychologist), but also personal. In 2014 I was diagnosed with coeliac disease and this was quite a challenge at first. From time to time I’ve written posts about the change to a gluten-free life.
The third journey is, perhaps, more spiritual: the journey towards fully appreciating my surroundings and learning to be content. For many years, my appreciation of England was marred by having spent time living in Africa. The English countryside seemed pale and insipid in comparison and I could not see beauty anywhere. In time though, I learned to look with different eyes. I enjoy trying to capture this beauty and sharing it, both in words and in pictures.
If you have questions or thoughts on any of these subjects, please leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you.