Calum Love 2011

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Sorrento, Italy in the summertime


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I love to walk and cycle the great outdoors. I am a healthy male who was inspired by a friend of mine to become a part of this Spark programme in order to pursue my aim of walking the entirety of The Great Wall Of China and to hopefully get even more in shape than i already am and if i am being honest, to get a push into doing it, as it is a scary thing (It's a hellovawalk people!!) :-D

I have at my advantage that i have already walked the 84 mile distance of Hadrian's Wall in England amongst climbing several mountains (Mount Snowdon in Wales, Mount Etna in Sicily and Mount Vesuvious in Italy)

I have travelled most of the world and from memory some of my most joyous occasions have been watching the beautiful animals run free in The Serengetti and from the mountains i have climbed Mount Vesuvious was an amazing adventure knowing that it is still THE most active volcano in Europe and it could have erupted at any time whilst i was up there, a real rush! Also, swimming with sharks and turtles at The Great Barrier experience everybody should have at least one time in their lives.

I would love to do my first sky dive and also to bungee jump from The Bloukrans Bridge in South Africa, which is the highest single span arch bridge in the world.

I am not an adrenaline junky or anything like that, i simply believe that we all have that extra inch, yard, mile etc... in us to go that little bit further and to be able to look back and say "Wow!! I really did that". Which is why i admire anyone who is willing to take that extra step in achieving their goals wether it be in fitness, work or life in general. We all have it in us to amaze ourselves on a daily basis...Nothing is impossible.

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 4,215

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To continue exercising and eating right and keep pushing myself to reach my goals by staying focused and positive.

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I currently hike roughly 20 miles per week over all sorts off rough and smooth terrain and go swimming twice a week doing 20/25 lengths per session. I love nothing better than to drive out into the middle of nowhere and explore for hours and hours whilst taking pictures with my camera and at the same time burning off any excess calories.

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Amongst my hobbies and pastimes i enjoy reading, music and socialising. My favourite author is John Steinbeck and i am currently in the process of reading his entire works. My musical tastes include a wide variety and could never be whittled down to one singer or band - although like anyone, i do have my favourites. I have also been known to write a few songs in my time and hope to one day start work on the novel that is burning to get out of me about the places i have travelled to and the many differences between people and lifestyles in all walks of life from the various places that i have been lucky enough to visit around the world.


"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall"

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    Welcome to SP. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Sounds like you lead a very active life already but what a feat that would be to walk the Great Wall of China. Amazing as it seems it's not out of your reach if you pursue it with ambition and zest. I see from your information you love music. I do too I have written around 50 songs and have had the pleasure of being lead vocalist in 2 country bands. Most older country songs, but still a lot of fun. Take care and blessings. Donna
    2523 days ago
  • v MRE1956
    emoticon for adding me as a friend! Best wishes on your journey to better health!
    2524 days ago
    thanks for the blog comment :)
    2524 days ago
    Hey thanks for the add, I added you back. I'm sure we will be running into each other here on Spark.
    2526 days ago
  • v ADAM2298
    Once again, thank you for your kind words. I appreciate your comments. I am glad I could put a little joy into your day. Trust me, my wife is a strong woman and would have no problem speaking up for herself to the reporter.
    2537 days ago
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