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I’ve been a ‘casual’ runner for just under three years before that I was a keen swimmer and would do the odd bit of cycling. Yesterday I went out running with a neighbour, who is trying to lose weight before she goes on her Easter holiday (which is in about a month’s time!!). This is about her fourth attempt at making exercise a regular thing. She usually finds all sorts of excuses not to do any exercise, but she also seems to find reason why I should not be running, …“I don’t need to lose weight, I’m going to get a cold, it’s not good for the knees, it’s not safe etc”.

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The first time I touched snow was when I was 24 years old. I grew up in Africa so the only snow we saw was on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Years later I still get very excited every time I see the white stuff fall.

We have had a mild start to winter in England, but yesterday was the first indication it might turn out to be a cold one. Snow started falling in the afternoon and within five minutes the place was white. I thought the best way to enjoy this is to go outside. I put on my running shoes, wrapped up and went out for a run. It was fantastic, a great way to enjoy the snow fall – my neighbour did think I was a bit crazy, but I came back home feeling really good. This was true spontaneous joy.

The snow has fallen a week before Christmas but if it continues like this we might just have a white Christmas, if not snowy it will be a frozen one!


Good health and physical well-being are an important part of living a balanced life. Anything related to the physical body and its well-being falls under this life area. Things I have included are: good health, keeping fit/exercise, nutrition, improving or/and keeping a good appearance, hygiene, strength training, energy.

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