Pic a Day

One of the things that I want to try to do on this blog has been inspired by my wee pal Amanda Smith.  She has been posting a pic a day since January 1st to document what has been going on for her this year.

Now, I obviously haven’t taken a picture a day since the start of the year, however today is as good as any to start! So first of all, here is my picture for today:calum

Today, my Dad’s partner, Cathy, gave birth to baby Calum James Arthur Killen.  I went to see him tonight and he is gorgeous.  He was 5 weeks early and only weighs 4lbs 5oz, but he is perfect and healthy.  I am very excited for my Dad and Cathy and can’t wait to see him grow up.

Now, January was a busy month with highs and lows throughout it, so I would like to share a few of my most favourite pictures from the month sort of as an ‘instead of’ doing the pic a day for January!

Photos of a few of my favourite people, from a month that was filled with a few of my favourite things.



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I am never usually very good at starting these things, or indeed keeping them up to date.  However, I am hoping that this little corner of the internet could be somewhere lovely for me to share some thoughts, ramblings and gerneal nonsense about my life.

In short, my name is Aly and I love to run and be outdoors, if there is a dog involved then all the better. I’ve decided to make this blog to keep myself accountable for my running, training and for documenting my doing all those things I said I would do someday – because if it’s on the internet then it must be happening – right?

So, I thought I would finish this initial little post with a wee quote from John Muir, who really had a lot figured out when it came to life and the outdoors.  This wee sentence pretty much sums up how I feel about running – it is my time to think, reflect, collect my thoughts, regulate my emotions and to see and explore the world, which I think, is the greatest thing to do.

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.