The sun shines; I have my family around me.
Not going for a walk this morning is a bit weird.
Yesterday, I walked around 20 miles, one of the longest walks of the past month.
Top of the Connor Pass was fantastic. I revelled in the welcome and chatting to people I know and love; so surreal to nearly be home! Chatting and laughing with people I hadn’t seen for years was brilliant!
When we reached Tom Crean’s brewery for the reception it was time for a pint and a sandwich. I sat next to a massive plate of sandwiches and I ate and ate, just in case it might be my last meal or something. I felt empty even though I had only had lunch about 2 hours before.
The people dispersed and myself and Beth walked the last 2 miles home to Ballintaggart. After all I had set off from my front door in Levenshulme over 4 weeks beforehand; there was one final front door to reach.
I slowly gave in to tiredness as I began to let go of the focus which kept me going all the way; that drive to keep going and stick to the goal was no longer needed. Aaaaaahhhhhhhhh…….
This morning we planted a chestnut tree in memory of Aoife and the walk I completed in her honour and memory.
What a beautiful thing life can be.
Think I’ll go for a little walk…