And So The Story Ends

Good Morning World and thanks for tuning in to the penultimate post day here on Planet Magnet. After this post there will be only one more and that won’t be for a couple of weeks as I tell the story of my walk along Britain’s oldest Road.

That means this is post number 499!

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Quite an incredible feat but one that I suppose I am quite proud to have achieved.

I have always said that I would share my life with you guys for the next 499 posts, after which I would walk the Ridgeway for the Charity HENRY and make my 500th and final post about that very walk.

It is hard to consider the person I was when I started out on the journey. Some people don’t even recognise me as I have changed so much physically, others don’t recognise me because I have changed so much mentally.

Regardless of which is more significant I think we must all agree that since my surgery and subsequent life change, this person…

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Is no longer anything like this person….

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If we consider way back when I started this little blog after advice to do so, I was incredibly unfit, unhappy, lonely, I was letting life pass me by and I was disengaged.

No more though.

What a difference 18mths and the help and support of medical professionals and all of you guys here on Word Press who come to read my words every day. Some of you read quietly and fly under the radar and some of you read and comment and encourage. Regardless of which camp you fall into, I appreciate you all so very very much and I thank you all very much from the bottom of my heart.

You guys have made the incredible challenge of 499 posts a possibility and I am so happy that I have completed what I set out to do I think all I need do now is wish myself Bon Voyage, Bon Chance and Bon Temps for the next week of walking. You will be able to follow my updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram…..

So until I write and publish the story of my walk, I shall leave you with these words from T.S Elliots Little Gidding (pointed TO me by Osyth from Half Baked in Paradise but here mixed up by ME) and hopefully they will sum up all I have been trying to say…

“To make an end is to make a beginning so always remember last years thoughts belong to last years language whereas next years words await another voice”

So ’till the last time,

Stay out of the fridge.

P.S. Don’t forget to follow this link and donate to my just giving page.

Well The Votes Are In And It’s Unanimous…..

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to  another day here on Planet Magnet.

Today the sun is shining here in the little town of Wantage in Oxfordshire and I am feeling good if not a little tired and sleepy, but regardless of this tiredness, I must take this seldom seen dry weather, put it to good use and get out there with the dog and get some miles under my belt.

For some reason these past few days have proven difficult to getting a really good walk in with the dog. I know I have been busy but in the past I have always prioritised the walk above all else yet as I say I have struggled to get the walking in. Strange really when you consider how much I enjoy pulling on my boots and setting off on a trail, always looking forward to seeing and hearing the sights and sounds I know I shall experience along the way.

Maybe it is a hangover of this cold of mine but I am definitely struggling to motivate myself into a regular walking pattern. Maybe I am being too hard on myself as I have only really been delinquent for a few days, but since my weight loss, I like many of us fortunate to have this experience, don’t like to be idle at any time, in fact, the other day a friend of mine called me a machine that simply keeps on going and going.
Anyway, what ever the reason might be, I need to get back in the saddle, get rocking the walk and smashing it at the gym.

Oh my life is just so busy….!

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