HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Wow, we've made it to the year 2020. I do hope this year proves to be awesome for everyone reading my blog. Here's to hoping you have a year of amazing adventure.
I have lots of hopes, dreams and goals for this year and I'm happy to share these with you all. Maybe some of you will join me on my adventures? Maybe not? Let's take a look at last years adventure and see if you think I've lost the plot..
My goals for 2019 were as follows (with comments added in blue):
I like to reflect on my records at the end/beginning of a year and presented below is a list of my annual cycling and running distances (km, followed by miles in brackets). Some of my 'big events' are high-lighted in red and may take you there should you click (as it's a link).
2009 - 5,086 (3,160) LEJOG 2009
2011 - 8,378 (5,207) PBP 2011
2012 - 6,935 (4,309)
2013 - 12,498 (7,766) LEL 2013
2014 - 9,253 (5,750)
2015 - 5,531 (3,436) and Ran 1,170 (727)
2017 - 8,940 (5,555) and Ran 514 (319)
2018 - 10,958 (6,809) and Ran 417 (259) TransAtlantic Way Race 2018
2019 - 8,034 (4,992) and Ran 484 (301) Bivy-A-Month 2019
My greatest achievement of 2019 was completing the Bivy-A-Month (BAM) challenge. Below is a series of photo's taken for each of the months. The series of photo's ends with my well earned roundel.
|January 2019 - Rob Dog's cooker now a thing of the past|
|February 2019 - Lovely dip in which to kip. How we danced before the moon...|
|March 2019 - solo camp in a church porch|
|April 2019 - In the Harry Potter tarp!|
|July 2019 - Fried breakfast is always aces in the wild outdoors|
|Aug 2019 - Trying out the new Helium Bivy|
|Sept 2019 - 6 camping out!|
|October 2019 - camping far away from home|
|November 2019 - Best camp spot to date (IMO)|
|Dec 2019 - challenge complete!|
|Can now wear this badge with pride :)|
I'm not going to challenge myself to be a better person. I do, however, hope I can be the best person I can. I know what is required of me - 'only to do justly, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with thy God' (Micah 6:8).