Weekly Statistics: Feeling the Changes

It has felt like a really odd week – almost as if it has been in slow motion …

Megarider Miles: 700.99 (a cost of 3.42p per mile – my lowest mile cost yet)

Photographs taken: 702 – oooh almost exactly one for every megarider mile travelled!

Steps taken: 84,480 (or 32 miles)

I have really noticed this week that the pain in my foot and my tight ligament/tendon in my right ankle have been less – still there and noticeable but not taking as long to recover each day.  More importantly I have noticed that I have more strength when I try to step up, hence I was able to do those rock scrambles this week.  I need to work on not favouring one leg over the other since at the moment pushing off my right leg hurts.  I have also noticed that going uphill is easier and I am having much less out of breath time (need to up the effort a little then without upsetting my foot).

I have also noticed a very annoying escalation of messages from Twitter and Facebook, as well as Friends Reunited telling me I have many more friends than I realise … NO I DO NOT! I know exactly who my friends are and I can differentiate between friends and acquaintances in my contact list.  In my life friendship is a commitment and that means that I am selective, especially when I am having a difficult enough time managing my own life.  So Social Media sites you do not know better than me *pokes out tongue and deletes the annoying messages*

Toxic friend is away so no nonsense from that quarter which has been very refreshing.  The only problem I have really encountered this week is causing other people worry … it was not my intention but I cannot lie (and do not wish to)  just to avoid people doing what they naturally do!  I don’t know if any of these ideas will help anyone – but they do sum up why I don’t waste time worrying about what I cannot change …

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.  ~ Swedish Proverb
That the birds of worry and care fly over you head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.  ~ Chinese Proverb
Some of your hurts you have cured,
And the sharpest you still have survived,
But what torments of grief you endured
From the evil which never arrived.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Things will undoubtedly happen in the coming week that I would rather avoid – that is life – it will be how I deal with those things I cannot stop or change that will determine whether I survive with my serenity intact or not … maybe I have already selected my Lucky Pebble; I just am not sure which one it is of the many …


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I have an interest in how interior design and adapting a home to support living independently for longer can be complementary. The blog Life Long Design is part of an holistic plan for establishing a social enterprise which will offer the people of Tayside opportunities to explore Telecare and the wider scope of assistive technologies. Enabling individuals to make more informed and responsible choices in the care and support they need in their independent living. I am also keen to see public transport more widely adopted and sustainable rural bus services in particular supported. The Blog Travels with a Megarider shares my journey to find serenity in my life as I make that transition form employment to social entrepreneur. One of my methods in increasing serenity is to travel as many miles as I can on a fixed price bus ticket and explore my own local places of interest. Places that I used to go past and had never stopped to look at; places of peace and tranquility; places where I have had some wonderful conversations with complete strangers. I would like to share with you a response to when I described that one paragraph in an e-mail made it sound simple: "Believe me, Cathy, it does not sound simple. You are taking on an incredible challenge for all the right reasons. It is ambitious and admirable - the sort of project that can change lives, including yours." He is right it is ambitious but when did we every achieve anything by settling for the status quo and ignoring what doesn't work for people? So I would welcome your company from time to time on this journey either simply as a reader or if you are brave enough adding your own thoughts to the comments as you feel moved.

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