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Sunday, 20 October 2019

Dreams...

Running is currently out of the question, which is hard to take.  It's what I enjoy most, the only thing I'm any good at.  It gives me a time from the world, from Brexit, a time to float along, a free spirit, to forget my age, escape reality, to run for sheer enjoyment with no thought of time nor distance or training schedules. 
 To 'just do it'.
Reduced to walking - temporarily, I hope    (click to enlarge)
An inspirational  C. S. Lewis quote says "You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream" and I wondered just how old he was when he said it?   Well, he died when he was 64 so I don't know whether he'd still say that if he'd lived to 87?
Which just happens to be my age.
I still have dreams, especially after a glass or two of wine,  but at my time of life it's increasingly unlikely they'll  become reality.   Nevertheless, I remain optimistic, always believing that fate, or God, still has something good in store for me, but what it can possibly be will remain a mystery until it happens.  
I like surprises....

4 comments:

  1. Hello Old Runningfox ,it is good to hear from you . I like walking Gordon , and it is nice as well because it takes you into the moors as well . I hope you can start some plodding soon and I would like to see you next year at the top of the hill with that huge flag of yours . After all on the pic you look good . Antonio .

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  2. Nice to see and read this post from you, and I like the photograph :)
    So sorry to read that running is currently out of the question. Hopefully you may be able to enjoy a walk or two! You certainly have some wonderful scenery around you …
    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  3. So sorry to hear that you're unable to run at the moment....although the *are* other things that you're very good at!
    If it's any consolation (and I'm sure it isn't) my running has been severely curtailed since April, so I've half an idea of what you're going through.
    Take care.

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    1. I'd noticed you haven't been nipping round the world or Tally Ho-ing lately JJ. Nothing too serious I hope.
      Part of my problem is that no-one has yet found a cure for old age!
      You take care too...

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