Showing posts from October, 2010


I'm back.  All I need to do now is to regain my fitness, especially my hill fitness.....and I can't wait!  Sea kayaking today has been a wonderful breath of fresh air now that I can wield my paddle again.  I've lost so much muscle tissue, but least I can now have fun building myself back up! 

It all changed in an instant on this secluded lane in Leitrim at 6.30pm on 31st July.  I know it was 6.30 because my wrist watch stopped at the point of impact.

It hurt. A lot.  It continued to hurt for almost three months.  Now it's gone and I'm back.

Image courtesy of Ben Millet.  He took this while I was waiting for the Paramedics and Fire Service to arrive and extract me from the wreck.  I don't know who the lady is, but I suppose she meant well.

Back to living again.....

Salomon Elios 2 GTX Shoes

Following my past reviews of footwear on Hard Light, Fitness Footwear very kindly offered a pair of Salomon Elios 2 GTX shoes for me to try out.  I have to confess to a liking for Salomon shoes, I had a pair a few years ago (can't remember the exact model/style of shoe) and they were very comfortable.  I wore them constantly until they eventually fell apart.

From the outset, I should make it clear that I have no association or relationship with Fitness Footwear or any of the company's employees.  This is simply an impartial review by a lay person who has long experience of outdoor pursuits who knows what he wants and expects of outdoor equipment and related products.  This review does not imply that the comfort or safety of the wearer of this footwear will be enhanced.  In other words, you must make your own decisions about what is right for you and assume responsibility for yourself in the outdoors!

Fitness Footwear obviously take their mail-order business very s…