I ran the Glencoe Marathon last Sunday! 26.2 miles. I only went and flipping did it! And enjoyed it - oh heck, what if I end up doing more of these mad things?! I finished in 6 hours 6 minutes. A solid 54 minutes faster than I thought I would be! Here's a wee run… Continue reading My first marathon! The Glencoe Marathon Gathering
Having never run a marathon before, I decided that The Glencoe Marathon would be my first. Why? I simply didn't fancy running that distance on tarmac. There was no further thought process. If I was going to run that kind of distance, it would be on trail. With 5 days to go, I'm starting to… Continue reading I’ve never done a marathon!
Wild camping in Scotland. For some people, the idea alone might be the stuff of nightmares. Wind, rain and midgies - I can see why you might be hesitant. But done well and in friendly conditions, wild camping can give you the time to explore more remote and wild place. Sometimes you even get views… Continue reading Try: Wild camping in Scotland
2017 was quite an exciting year! Craig and I got engaged right at the start, and since then it's been pretty packed with big trips, adventures and just a few goals ticked off my bucket list. Here are just a few highlights: In March I travelled to Geneva to complete my Explorer Belt with Robyn and Lewis.… Continue reading 2017 ticked off the bucket list
New year new me? Nah, I prefer to set a few goals and plan a couple adventures when the new year rolls around. Last year was pretty action packed, so I'm massively looking forward to seeing what I can fit in this year. I've managed to meet my January challenge, so I just have to… Continue reading Making 2017 Another Adventure
2016 was a busy year for me! Between changing posts at work and moving city, I have managed to fit a couple of adventures in. These were my favourite parts of 2016: In February, I went to Glenmore lodge to try winter walking. With lots to learn, we spent two full days out around Cairngorm. Winter… Continue reading Exploring 2016
Several hours of high wind and spindrift ensured that my first day of winter walking was giving me a good taster of what Scotland in February could whip up. I was quickly learning that the freezing conditions would make my buff around my mouth solid if I wasn't careful of condensation, and that it was… Continue reading Try: Winter walking in Scotland