A thought-provoking and stirring read, I agree. Good stuff.
As an aside, I hadn't prteviously come across that Nietzsche quote: All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking
It's her blog, Mick, why shouldn't she talk about it?
Its like that program (embarrassing bodies) clearly they aint embarrassed otherwise why go on national TV to show everyone your turnip shaped penis or 3rd butt cheek !
Metric Kate wrote (see)
Why not keep private your opinion on whether someone in their online diary should talk about their sexuality?
"I hate being passed at pace by cheerful souls whilst I am wheezing like an over loaded pack horse and sweating like a pig. I hate it that I am not the one passing me with great bounding foot sure leaps. I hate feeling like I don’t belong."
No sense from me that overweight people don't 'belong' in the hills; there may be fitness issues that Nina describes above that make it harder for them to get into the hills, but I'd be very supportive of anyone I saw struggling against their weight to get out and get into the hills.
I think the comments that you do see about obsessing about lightweight kit are referring to those of us who are carrying perhaps one or two stone more than we 'should', and based on an assumption that most of those people could lose them without too much trouble. But there's a big difference between a stone or two, and being twice as heavy as a 'healthy BMI'would suggest; that's a much harder challenge.
So, kudos to Nina for getting out there, and fighting her demons.
Addick wrote (see)
It was good until sexuality was mentioned, what's that got to do with anything
I don't get why people who don't want their sexuality to be an issue are prepared to tell the world about it. Why not keep it private.
I'm guessing she wants to marry her partner, which is a public act: "formalise her...monogamous relationship"
If someone who is forbidden from marrying started lecturing me that the act of me choosing my of life partner was a "grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right" I might feel a little miffed.
You don't need anything overly technical to get started. A quick look at Sports Direct and Field and Trek (same company) suggests that for example base layers are available in size 22 and in 3XL. There are some softshell jackets in 18, waterproofs in 20. Trousers in 20.
Some sort of tracksuit bottoms are fine in most conditions.
Mountainwarehouse has softshell jackets in size 22.
I expect there is more choice online than in the shops, they often don't stock all sizes.
I struggle because outerwear shops don't sell much over a size 16. Has anyone any idea?
TK Maxx often have outdoor stuff in larger sizes; my guess is that the larger sizes don't often sell, so they end up in TKM. Lucky for some!
Don't spend too much Andie. If you start walking regularly, you won't be a size 16 for long.
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