2017 in rear view…

I know what you thinking. “Hold up, hold up, you can’t just be writing a year in review when the year is not yet over! Its not even Christmas!” But let’s be honest guys, as a South African the year officially ends on the long weekend of the 16th December and the new year begins after the 2nd January, maybe only officially the 8th January.  The two week period in-between is neither the old year or the new year, filled with the haze of balmy summer nights, sweet over-indulgence, instagram posts and stories and travel to local or exotic destinations; all the while surrounded by dear family and friends. We should really start a petition to get the South African Government to make the 16 December to 1 January summer leave for everyone. So, for me at least, the year ended a few days back already unofficially and therefore I can just!  So here are my two highlights of 2017…

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I have walked my 500 miles…

Forrest Gump’s momma was a wise women.  One of her pearls of wisdom was that “You can tell a lot about a person by their shoes, where they going, where they been”.  I got to thinking the other day and began to wonder about where my own shoes have taken me and where I still have to go.  I had just been in to the shoe shop in Dunkeld, got my feet measured for no reason because I was just getting the latest version of my now trusted running shoes, New Balance 880 version 7’s, which were replacing the now worn down version 6’s I had worn for more than 18 months which themselves had replaced a pair of version 5s.  The 880s are one of the few running shoes that actually come in my size; UK 10s with 2E width, so I am pretty much limited to them.  And I began recalling all the shoes I have worn.

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