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My enduring passion is for the mountains and wilderness. Having trained as an environmental scientist I have somehow fallen into the world of ultra and endurance running. My dream is to encourage people to realise the sanctuary of the mountains, the richness of our environment and our responsibility to protect it, and the value of challenging yourself both physically and mentally.


Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.  There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of the birds, the ebb and flow of the tides, the folded bud ready for the spring.  There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter."

On the eve of the new year there is a full moon to light our way into the new decade ...  Whether it is obscured by cloud or not, the light is still there if we reach high enough for it.  Dawn will come after this night, and spring will come after this winter .... just as in our own life there is a season for everything.

But all we have to do is try to live each moment - on the mountain, on the run, at work, at play - with lightness and with joy.  Trying is all we are asked ...


Anonymous said...

thx u very much, i learn a lot

Unknown said...

Best of luck for the London marathon this weekend Lizzy - Tom and I will be thinking of you and crossing our fingers. Anna