Funny thing, time is. It seems to pass quickly yet slow at the same time. For example at camp we say “the days are long and slow, but the weeks are short and fast”. It’s true. I don’t even know how it is already Thursday considering in my head yesterday was Monday.  

Anyways, I have officially settled into a routine here. Working Monday-Friday from 10-6 (or 10-18:00, yes they use military time here and I don’t think I’ll ever get used to it), then taking RPM/Spin on Mondays, Body Pump/Weightlifting on Wednesdays, Body Combat/Kickboxing on Thursdays and yoga every morning and every night. Ash and I cook dinner every evening, and walk to the bus every morning. We make lists and fill in our calendar hanging on the wall. Like, who am I? An adult? I’m nowhere close to adulthood in my mind as I’m only 22 (only for a month more-wink wink), but I sure am acting more like a responsible and grown-up human.  I think I’m living someone else’s life. I’m so happy living in this country that I’m waiting for something to go wrong. How is it still so perfect?! Minus the fact that there are seagulls (yes, seagulls) everywhere in Dunfermline and it makes me want the beach, immediately.

By the way, if anyone is interested in writing to me, I realized that I haven’t posted my address to any of ya!

Here it is: 40d Chalmers Street. Dunfermline, Fife. KY12 8DF SCOTLAND

In other news, this weekend, a friend from work is hosting a traditional “Burns Supper” (http://www.rabbie-burns.com/the_supper/index.cfm.html) so the gang from the office will all be there. I’m excited for some Scottish traditions.

Meanwhile, I have absolutely lost my marbles by signing up for a 10K. (?!?!?!?)


Edinburgh was recently voted the second best destination in the UK for a city marathon. The May edition of Runner’s World magazine carried out extensive research into which of the 10 most popular marathons for UK runners were the fastest. A single comparison (like average time) could skew the results so Runner’s World used 200 different comparisons to establish what the fastest marathon was and the Edinburgh Marathon came out as the fastest marathon in the UK. The course has an elevation drop of almost 40 metres. This festival and race was also rated as the best race of any distance in Scotland in the February edition of Runner’s World magazine.

Those of you who know me, know how much I despise running but this is such a big hairy deal (that phrase is funny because the mascot for the event is the “Big Hairy Haggis”-btw, haggis is not a type of animal), that I wanted to be a part of it. I think by keeping up with my fitness here, I should be able to do it, plus I’m running for a cause. For those of you who may not be aware, my charming Aunt Susan is a Breast Cancer SURVIVOR! So I’m running with the UK’s Breast Cancer Care (http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/) in honour of her.

My goal is to raise £150 for the charity, so if you’re interested in supporting me/the charity in this endeavor feel free to donate here: http://www.justgiving.com/kalleighnorval.

Let’s keep living, be back with another update soon!


“Wherever you go, go with all of your heart.” –Confucius

PS. I’ve just realized how cheesy this blog really is. Oh well. Hope it’s giving you some entertainment!


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