Six-months of the year; gone and never to be reclaimed or repeated. Six-months to go. A half-year of opportunity.
Officially, I am not looking to #walk1000miles this year, having come so close in 2016 and exceeding the total last year.
But I will be tracking my mileage as the months go on, as I’m interested to see how I may fair in a more ‘normal’ and less challenging year.
Welcome to 2018!
Before we look ahead to what may lie in store this year, I’d like to spend some time reflecting upon some of my personal highlights and achievements from 2017.
Tuesday 15th August 2017
Having spent the morning in and around Matlock Bath, I was looking to move on after lunch and in to the early afternoon.
I felt it was still too early to encounter the three-hour drive home and I instructed my SatNav to plot a course for Kedleston Hall; my sole National Trust visit of the weekend.
Officially, I imagine we’re still in autumn. However, recent temperatures have suggested that winter isn’t very far away.
Then, there’s Daylight “Savings”… Where we actually lose an hour’s light in the evenings all because we live in a country that’s afraid of change (possibly). That alone will have an effect on my monthly miles.
Some believe that today marks the official end of summer with the arrival of autumn; accompanied by the usual comments of ‘Wot summuh?’, when in fact, all the good stuff seem to come and go before rain-ridden August.
September is often a drier month than its predecessor, even as the temperature begins to fall with the leaves and daylight hours. Effectively, I have four months left in which to complete this year’s #walk1000miles challenge…