Inspired by this fantastic weather, the glow of the impressive Snowdon range in the hot summer sun and my friend Alastair's blog, I headed up to the hills yesterday evening after clinic. Armed with a couple of bottles of water, some fruit and nuts and the all-essential flapjack, a friend and I did the long slog up the Llanberis Path to the Snowdon summit in a couple of hours.
We took our time - plenty of breaks were needed to admire the absolutely stunning view down across valley to Llanberis (obviously nothing to do with the fact that we were both puffing nearly as much as the train!).
It was worth the trek, and refreshed with another bottle of water and piece of flapjack at the top, we headed down a different way - starting off on the Snowdon Ranger Path and then headed cross- country - we were back at the car fairly quickly and home, hungrily tucking into to barbequed sausages and chicken kebabs, by 9.30pm.
I'm stiff and achy today but in a good way; like many of us the '9-5' grind can wear us down and it sometimes seems that all we do every day is wake up, go to work, come home, have supper and go to bed. However, this little 'micro-adventure' (and my achy legs!) have reminded me that it is definitely worth making the effort to go out and DO things. That way, you feel as though you've achieved more in the day than just exist. It makes you feel as though you've actually lived.
So, whilst I might not be climbing Snowdon on a daily basis I've made a pact to try to DO something every day - a short walk after supper taking in the cool of the evening as things settle down after a long hot day, or a quick splodge on the beach with my morning mug of tea before clinic. It doesn't have to be much, but it really is the little things that count (although I can see my resolve breaking if this fabulous weather turns!).
Eich Ceiropractydd yng Nghlinig Ceiropracteg Llangefnii