Thursday, September 18, 2014

Walking!

The weather is lovely for September! And the roads through town are messed up thanks to a new bye-pass being built and essential works to the sewerage system making driving a nightmare. So I've been WALKING - with Baby Freddie in the sling.

I've really enjoyed it actually - I didn't think I would. I downloaded a free pedometer app to my phone to track how far and how long I walked for as well as count my steps. This week I have walked into town and back twice, and clocked up 3.5 miles each time. I had wanted to go for a third day but I had to do things out of town too so it wasn't practical. It inspired me to buy some more sensible boots than I would have - grips and ankle support instead of heels and bling (in fairness as I'm not back to work in the office until May I don't really NEED to get sexy boots, but the school run alone necessitates flat soles and good grips, especially when that hill gets icy). I also borrowed my eldest's big camping rucksack to carry the shopping in.

The walking worked out at 16 pro points when I entered it into the Weight Watchers activity tracker. I genuinely felt really good being out in the fresh(ish) air and sunshine. The best bit though was seeing Freddie enjoy being out and about, looking round when he heard new sounds, taking an interest in his surroundings... So much better for him than sleeping in the car seat all the time.

I hope the weather stays fine because I will quickly lose motivation for walking outside once the rain starts!



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