Happy Winter Solstice!

I do love today and what it means!

We should celebrate like it’s New Years Eve and drink mulled wine, decorate with fairy lights!

So what does it mean?
Today is the day with the fewest amount of daylight hours – only 9 hours and 32 minutes.
It’s the 172nd day of the year with 193 days of the year to go.

What happens after today is quite amazing!

Every year, come August I hear “It’s suddenly lighter”.
Well actually it’s not suddenly and I would encourage you to pay attention to what is happening – it is quite extraordinary…..in a geeky kind of way!

The days gradually start getting longer.  It’s slow to start off with and then all of a sudden it gets quicker and quicker – AND BOOM! It feels like it’s suddenly lighter!

By the end of July we have 10 hours and 10 minutes of daylight.
By the end of August it’s 11 hours and 14 minutes (told you it was geeky!).
Come September it’s 12 hours and 25 minutes – AWESOME!

Mother Nature is amazing. Pay attention to it and you will be SO impressed! This is my 13th Winter training outdoors. Every year I am impressed and amazed by how spectacular the next few months are.

Today always feels like a turning point for me. It’s the deepest darkest day of Winter and from here it’s slip and slide into Spring – WOO HOO!!

Happy Winter Solstice!

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