Micro-adventuring

It’s the end of the winter and frankly I'm getting bored of hibernating! It gets a bit dull leaving to go to work in the dark and coming home in the dark. In the evenings I either go indoor climbing, do yoga or some weight training but its all a bit routine. So this week, me and my outdoor buddy Sarah decided to defy the darkness and go on a micro-adventure! 

Micro-adventuring -spooky head torch running 

Micro-adventuring -spooky head torch running 

We headed out of the city with head-torches and a map to explore some new running trails just on the edge of Cardiff. We headed out of the village of Abertridwr and up onto the ridgeway leaving the street lights behind. It felt like such an adventure to beout in the dark guided by the beams of our head torches. Technical trails became a bit more tricky and puddles and tussocks seemed to appear out of nowhere, but who cares how quickly you move and with how much style and grace. When its dark, no one can see you!!

We only ran 13km but it felt like a real (micro) adventure and was a great way to get out mid-week instead of just waiting for the weekends to adventure. Sometimes it is nice to just curl up with a blanket and a good book when its dark and cold outside, but sometimes it feels amazing to defy the darkness, conquer the cold and warrior against winter!!