I’m Caroline, and I’m curvy….and I’m re-discovering my love of walking and hiking, and exploring the glorious Irish countryside all around me.
I live only a hop away from the Slieve Bloom mountains, and have a fine view of Benduff from my front yard! I have always harboured a desire to go striding across the moorlands and to blag the mountain summits. But thanks to thyroid issues and weight gain, I’ve rarely had the energy and I’ve never had the fitness since I’ve lived here in Ireland…but I want to change that!
I recently discovered Failte Ireland’s National Loop Walks, not all of them require mountain climbing skills…and there are countless NLWs within a half hours drive from here…so I’m planning on working through those as and when I can, and also doing other local walks as the mood takes me.
I’ll be starting slow, building up my fitness, occasionally doing something stupid (like a recent jaunt up the Devil’s Bit Mountain – which was fun, but the steep sections and unexpected scrambles were a little beyond my fitness at that time), hoping to drop a little weight off, and/or tone up a little…and building on it from there.
Come, walk with me and join me on my journey 😉