Category: Personal Stories

An old dream

When I was twelve, I was growing up in a very dysfunctional family and had to make tough decisions to send my stepfather to jail. Jack London was one of the writers who probably saved my life by...

Running recovery

I used running to recover from two sever periods of post natal anxiety. The benefits of being outside, noticing the world around us and breathing fresh air as well as the endorphins from the effort...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

From being bedridden in 2013 to participating in offshore yacht racing in 2015; I have come a long way. Being outdoors and participating in outdoor sports is primarily responsible for this....

Late Bloomer

Late Bloomer

I was 48 years old and zeroing in on 250 pounds. When on the dental table I had a reaction to the anaesthetic and had to be resuscitated several times. The dentist told me “you almost went out of...

Age is just a Concept

I learned to ride a horse when I was 50 - now I probably ride more each year than 99 percent of people out there I think. I have lots and lots of stories or riding, camping, being in that still and...

Give yourself a challenge

Give yourself a challenge

I am not the competitive kind of girl, but sometimes a specific challenge our goal is a good motivation to get yourself out and do the exercise even when weather is no too tempting. 2 years ago my...

Tough Soles

Tough Soles

My boyfriend, Carl, and I love to travel and be outdoors, but we always went away to go exploring. We never saw Ireland as our next big "thing". It was home, and adventure was somewhere else. And...