Night time activities and colours of Autumn

              That time of the year has now arrived, no longer is it light in the evenings to do activities or go running after work.  This means we have to come up with different ways of getting our adrenaline fix or exercise in.  One of the best bits of kit I have invested in a number of years ago was a very expensive head torch.  It cost me a week's wages but I have to say it keeps me going through these long winters.  It fits on a bike and my head so doubles up on everything.   I find there is something beautiful about running in the evenings, all you see in front of you is a tunnel of light and the ground rising up to meet you.  If you are feeling good and the full moon is out then you can turn your light off and run just in the moonlight, I find it a great time to think and reflect.

                As the colours of Autumn finally arrive in the middle of November it is strange to see that all the trees still have their leaves.  Only now are the colours starting to change and leaves blow everywhere.  One of the stranger things that I have been noticing is that this year there are no acorns on the oak trees as of yet.  It is looking very unlikely that they will come this year at all, not sure of the reason for this but it is a shame not to see them.  Luckily back in spring  I planted about 30 oak trees I had grown from  acorns and they are now flourishing. 

                On another note let's hope we beat the Australians in the rugby this weekend.

Shane 

Plus some extra motivation for these lovely evenings.

I always loved running… it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
- Jesse Owens

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