Yesterday after all the hustle and bustle of Christmas I managed to spend a lot of time in the woods – running in the morning and walking in the afternoon. It was a perfect day for both activities – crisp, clear and cold – and was the perfect antidote to the excesses of Christmas. Well actually round here we don’t go in much for excesses, but we did have a jolly good full English Christmas lunch with turkey, all the trimmings and Christmas pud on Christmas day. There may have been some excesses in the chocolate department by the teenagers, but they aren’t admitting to anything!
I know I’ve gone on about this before, but to me there is very little that beats a gentle run in the woods on a perfect day. I know it’s good for my body, but actually I think it has an even more positive effect on my brain. Hustle and bustle vanishes and there is calm time to think about anything and everything. Somehow I always come back with life more in perspective than it was before.
It must be all those happy hormones my body produces!