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Jo Moseley  Write about sporty women over 50 - 🚣million metres & marathon for Macmillan Cancer - SUP, bodyboarding & hills - #RainOrShine30 Healing optimistically

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"Be a seeker of everyday magic" πŸŒΏπŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸ’ Rosy cheeks after a gorgeous sunshiney walk with my boys for #rainorshine30 Day 353. Filling up on Vitamin D, chat & lovely views. πŸ’šπŸ’ I didn't expect that simply walking up hills, through the fields or by the river would bring such joy when I started #rainorshine30 almost a year ago. The goal was to heal my knee & then tick lots of activities off my list.... But it has become less about doing & achieving and more about exploring, discovering & enjoying the moment. πŸ’šπŸŒΏ And if like me, you find you always have a hair band on your wrist, Caroline O'Donoghue wrote a lovely piece for @thepooluk recently, "An Ode to Hair Bobbles". It made me smile & if you do the swipey thing, you'll see what she says it means! Anyone else in the club? 😊

Wishing you a lovely Sunday! I hope you have a fab one, Jo x .
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"For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
It's always our self that we find in the sea"
e e cummings πŸ’™

An absolute joy to add fins & a mask and go snorkelling for #rainorshine30 Day 349, 350 & 351. 🐟 I saw sea urchins, schools of the tiniest fish, striped horizontal & vertical (yellow & grey) ones the size of my hand & the smallest flat fish that literally looked like it was the sand. Then as a shoal turned across the rock & the sun sparkled on its scales it lit up like a disco ball. πŸ’› I was lost in the beauty... And then.... I noticed a couple of bits of bags, a plastic top..... Not much thankfully but not great ... 😨

So, inspired by the wonderful @2minutebeachclean & their incredible community I did a little #2minuteseabedclean 😊(Swipe for my bounty!) Admittedly, my endeavours are probably the least efficient of marine conservation πŸ™„πŸŸ techniques! 5 dives (say 10ft) & 3 attempts at clearing my ears for one popsicle wrapper πŸ€”! But it was a start & I've eagerly gone back each day for more. An hour of snorkelling, diving & cleaning literally flew by yesterday. I really can't recommend it highly enough. Pure joy in so many ways. πŸ’™πŸŸ Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Jo x 😊🐟
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"Because when you stop & look around, the world is pretty amazing.... "πŸ’—πŸŒΈ Still. πŸ’— #todossomosbarcelona Wishing you a happy, peaceful & safe Friday wherever you are, Jo X πŸ˜ŠπŸ’— Early morning walks & chatty evening strolls #rainorshine30 Day 349 & 351 πŸ’›
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"The cure for anything is salt water - tears, sweat or the sea" Isak Dinesen πŸ’™

Gorgeous #rainorshine30 Day 347 treading water in the sea.... Thirty minutes, soaking up the sunshine & Vitamin D, a cool breeze & chatter of families around me. A couple brought their teeny tiny babies into the shallow waves & the joy on their faces (babies & parents alike) as they dipped their little legs pedalling at a hundred miles an hour into the sea was just so wonderful. πŸ’™

Day 347 I took the fins & after 20 mins of pretending to be a mermaid, tentatively tried some front crawl. And yay! Not the best technique & or strength, but it didn't hurt and it felt so brill. I think the shoulder is definitely in the unfreezing & getting so much better stage! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ŒπŸ» Wishing you a wonderful day ahead, Jx .
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Ps did a couple of #2minutebeachclean too - straws, sweetie wrappers & ice cream sticks πŸ™„πŸŸπŸ’› .
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"Wellbeing, wisdom, wonder & giving" @ariannahuff Thrive.... πŸŒΈπŸ’— A joy to sit in the sunshine & read Thrive today, which @sherylsandberg says is a book that "urges all of us to get in touch with who we really are so that we can live life on our own terms." πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Š So far, I've found the research on the power of meditation, yoga, mindfulness & Blue Zones so interesting πŸ’™. Have you read it? Did you enjoy it? 😊

#rainorshine30 Day 345 lovely evening walk in the sun & today for Day 346 - morning walk before breakfast & 30 minutes of treading water. So much easier in the sea than the pool & really quite fun. 😊 I could literally feel my legs feeling better for it! Vitamin Sea & Vitamin D working together! πŸ’™

I hope you've had a wonderful Sunday & wishing you a great week ahead, Jo x .
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"Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest" Freya Stark πŸ’™

One of the most wonderful things about Paddleboarding in the North Sea is the chance to stop & quietly stand, breath in the beauty & look straight out to the horizon. Just me, my board, the sea & possibly, if I'm really lucky, a seal bobbing its head up close by! πŸ’™πŸ˜Š Life is full of coulda, shoulda & mighta. Ideas, causes, people & projects pulling at your head, heart and time. Not to mention the distraction of social media & the rabbit hole of comparison, inspiration & frustration that can be! πŸ™„

Standing looking out to the wondrous horizon ahead, it's a great place to think about what matters to me & my little family and the direction we are heading in. Some people climb mountains to get a better view, some go to the beach. πŸ’™β˜€οΈ Wishing you a fab day ahead & joy & clarity in whatever goals you're pursuing, Jo xx πŸ„

Ps #rainorshine30 - gorgeous walks, hydrangeas, sheep, happy dog walkers & neighbourly chats. And sun! Warm evening sun flooding the fields. β˜€οΈ
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"I love you much (most beautiful darling) more than anyone on the earth & I like you better than everything in the sky" e e cummings πŸ’—

Another weekend, another wedding.... Beautiful, joyful, full of love, families, friends, flowers, delicious food, thunderstorms & sunshine, sparkling lights, fire pits & music.... πŸ‘°πŸΌπŸŽ©πŸ’—πŸŒΈ Oh and motorways. Hours & hours of motorways... 🚘🚘 And lessons for #rainorshine30 Days 337 - 340.... A) there's something really lovely about waking up in a new place you've never been to before & giving yourself 30-40 mins to simply explore first thing in the morning before a busy day begins. And especially so when you feel you & a car seat have moulded into one the day before! 🚘😳 Stretching the body, the mind & the soul. This weekend I discovered a gorgeous little church, a castle & a v cool vintage campervan simply walking briskly from the hotel!
B) If you're going away, do #rainorshine30 first thing in the morning before work & travelling. Day 337 didn't happen because I simply didn't plan very well at all - #keepingitreal 😳
C) Gorgeous picnics on long journeys are the best. ⭐️🍏We've gone full out 1970s wicker basket & all the teeny plates.... Delish food, much more fun & something lovely tucked away for late night munching in the hotel.... all the joy! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’—πŸ“πŸ« Wishing you a fab day & great week ahead, Jo xx ⭐️😊
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Pic taken at 2030 as the sun set across the fields. A stunning summer sky. .
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"We must take adventures to know where we truly belong" πŸ’—

Rainy hydrangeas, Yorkshire cottages, big views & muddy trails.... πŸ˜ŠπŸ’š August begins.... Gorgeous #rainorshine30 Day 336 y'day.... Blooms, fields bathed momentarily in evening sunshine, drystone walls & a @2minutebeachclean #2minutelitterpick - because sheep really don't need to munch on a Costa cup & cigarette packet (pics on Stories). β˜€οΈπŸπŸ‘ I love adventures, but there's something about the patchwork fields & the colour of the cottages that fills my heart & tells me I'm home. Where I belong. πŸ πŸ’š Does anyone else feel the same? I hope you have a lovely day & the sun shines on your world, Jx β˜€οΈ
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One of the extra joys of last weekend's wedding adventure south was the opportunity to squeeze a cup of tea & lovely chat with @jillgregorypage - a friend I met on Twitter 3 years ago during my rowing challenge. 😊🚣 My running & swimming inspiration, (with an incredible library of wild swimming books), Jill is always there with an encouraging message - especially when my texts so often end... "so this is my idea, does it sound utterly crazy? 😳" One of the things she said on Saturday that really struck me (when discussing a midlife reinvention/side hustle/portfolio career kinda idea) was "we must suspend our disbelief in what's possible" ... πŸ’‘πŸ’‘ It's so easy in our 50s to bring the wisdom/experience/disappointment/who do you think you are to new projects & Jill is spot on. It's time to push against the comfort zones, step beyond the fear & be braver. πŸ‘πŸ» πŸ’™

So here's to a new month, new dreams & goals, virtual friendships becoming real ones & always dwelling in possibility. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™ Wishing you a wonderful August & happy Yorkshire Day! Yay! The sun is out - off for a walk! Jo x πŸ˜ŽπŸ’šπŸŒΏ
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"Keep your face always toward the sunshine & the shadows will fall behind you" Walt Whitman 🌻🌻 Early morning sunflowers under slightly grey skies a little while ago in France. Looking & waiting for the sunshine. 🌻

Wishing you a fab Monday & start to the week & sunny moments wherever the weather, Jo xx 🌞🌼 Ps #rainorshine 331 (didn't happen - 😳) & 332 & 333 lovely walks dodging the showers on a weekend of families, flowers & an abundance of love. Heart full as I walk to the office, reflecting on a joyful weekend. πŸŽ©πŸ‘°πŸΌβ€οΈ #sunflower #fieldsofsunflowers #sunshine #countryside #waltwhitman #ig_today #ig_exquisite #wordstoliveby #qotd #mondaymotivation #riseandshine #nothingisordinary #everydayjoy #seeksimplicity #positivethinking #flashesofdelight #scrumptiouslife #skylovers #modernoutdoors #midlife #walkingisthenewrunning #quotes #healthyageing #colourpop #fieldsofgold #workingmum #france #elevatetheeveryday #thehappynow

"Stop & smell the hydrangeas...." πŸ’—

I read a very interesting article @stylistmagazine via @boudavida today re the importance of rest & relaxation for mental & physical health. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’‘ Apparently the top 5 things to help rejuvenate are reading, being outside in nature, listening to music, being on our own & doing nothing in particular - sort of faffing & pottering about. 😊

Yay! All good for us! πŸ‘πŸ»Which is your favourite? πŸ’—

I hope you have had a great Wednesday & make a little time to rest & nourish, Jo xx 😊

Pic from a bike ride last week. This week's #rainorshine30 have been walks along the river & 15 mins on the indoor rower in the sunshine (for the first time since January! πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ) 😊
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"Every ride is a little holiday" πŸš²β˜€οΈπŸš² This blue bike & I have had some lovely rides this week for #rainorshine30 Day 321 & Day 322 especially. Riding alone with just the butterflies & birds for company, visiting friends & buying fresh bread for lunch. πŸ˜ŠπŸ¦‹πŸš² And yay, as I climbed the hills, my shoulder & knee felt a stronger each time. Healing every day. Optimistically. 😊

And climbing one particular hill into the prettiest of villages I remembered the farmer's encouraging "Allez, Allez, Allez" earlier in the year. Happy memories to cherish. πŸ˜Šβ˜€οΈπŸš² Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Jo xx 🚲 .
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