No, I haven’t gone all philosophical on you! It’s just that today is the start of Country Walking Magazine’s walk 1000 miles in 2017 challenge, which I’ve pledged to complete. It actually works out at 2.74 miles a day (about 4750 steps) Some people are only counting ‘proper’ walks (those that require boots and OS maps) but quite a lot of us folks with illnesses of one sort or another, or who are starting off as complete couch potatoes, are going to be counting every bit of movement possible! I’m actually hoping to get closer to the recommended activity goal of 5 miles a day (10,000 steps) but it will mean a big increase as I’ve only been averaging 5764.
I was considering splashing out and buying a fitbit but in the end decided to stick with the pedometer to record my mileage, it works fine – provided I remember to clip it on! The model I use has a cover, which I can recommend, as there’s nothing more annoying than losing data when the clear button is accidently pressed.
I’m hoping that by taking part in the challenge I’ll be inspired to take more walks, and in particular to make more of an effort to travel out into the countryside. What I could do with now is finding a pagan walking group!
As it’s the first day of 2017, I’d like to wish all my long suffering readers a very happy and kind New Year. I dropped off the blogging radar for a few months at the end of last year following a bout of illness, which resulted in a hospital stay and a pretty intense period of investigations and appointments. I’m now on medication, and will be working part time, so I’m hoping that this year things will be a lot better – for me and for the blog!