I’ve been quiet on here lately. Things have been a little busy: a new job, starting a podcast, rehabilitating an injured knee, and a trip to Italy.
So, I thought I’d say a little more.
The new job
In 2015, Wales introduced the Well-being of Future Generations Act which puts sustainability right at the heart to how we do things here in Wales.
As laws go, it’s pretty awesome. At the time, the UN said: ‘What Wales is doing today, the rest of the world will do tomorrow.’
I joined the team responsible for taking it forward in July. It’s a privilege to put my energy into stuff that affects us all, from inequality to climate change and everything in-between. It’s brill.
Along with 3 friends, I’ve been working on a podcast called ‘Seismic’. I must be a little obsessed with sustainability because guess what, it’s about sustainability. Or to be more precise, celebrating some amazing things people and organisations are doing to make a difference.
It’s been a huge learning curve. Recording devices, theme tunes, interviews, group chats, editing software, hosting platforms, website, comms. The list goes on…
But, we’re nearly there. It’ll be online soon.
Running…or rather, not running
I love running. And I enjoy writing about it. But right now, I have a knee injury. So instead of running, I’ve been focussing my efforts on rehabilitation (a daily exercise) and upping my meditation and yoga.
The good news is I’m nearly there and hope to be back on the trails soon.
Injury has given me some time to think about my next challenge. So, I’ve got my sights set on the Dragon in 2019. 100 miles, Rhosilli to Cardiff.
My first 100 mile ultra marathon ended with injury at mile 75. This time, I’m going to finish.
A two week holiday in early August came at the right time. Food, wine, family and a chance to unwind.
This year’s hike, now an annual tradition with my family/friends, was a hefty 2 day job. It was a beast. 23 miles of hills, mountains, deadly ridges, thunderstorms and blazing sunshine.
It was tough, but great fun. We’re already planning the next one.
Last days of summer…
So, busy times. But also exciting.
I’m enjoying the last days of summer whilst they’re with us, but looking forward to early autumn – one of my favourite times of the year.
Fingers crossed, I’ll be back running by the time I write my next post.