You may have noticed a distinct lack of posts on the blog during the past few weeks.
We’re taking a break.
I know, I know…for some of you this is the equivalent of the end of the world as you know it so you might as well find the nearest window and defenestrate yourself with immediate effect. I sympathise but, your immediate demise notwithstanding, it’s time for me to concentrate on other things. The bloggers amongst you will know how much time a blog can take up between writing for your own blog and keeping up with others.
With the muscles in the legs becoming more problematical in recent weeks I now need to concentrate fully on sorting out this problem before it degenerates further. On Monday Cap’n Jack, The Fatdog and I took a wee stroll up Dumgoyne, a wee volcanic plug at the west end of the Campsies. I made it…just! By the time we’d reached about 50m from the summit my right leg had expired with zero power coming through. The drop off in my ascent speed caused me to chill down dramatically on what was a decent day weather-wise.
So….I’ve decided to take time off from the all-consuming blog to work on improving my all round physical fitness, especially my core strength. It would appear some muscles have been compensating for years as they’ve sought to overcome deficiencies in others thus leading to utter confusion and a muscular system in complete panic. A complete retraining programme is currently under way. This is something I should have done over a year ago but kept putting it off. I tinkered around the edges of it but didn’t improve the situation. It’s now time to take it on as a full time hobby.
I’ve set myself a preliminary goal of April to get back into the mountains and the blog…but that is just a timescale plucked out of thin air. It may take a lot longer. Hopefully the next 3 weeks will give me a better idea of where I stand (or don’t).
There might be the odd short post in the intervening period if something comes up but I have, at the moment, no plans for anything to be published.
Fingers crossed, we’ll see you all again in the Spring.