Good morning, it's April the 1st, and we all know what that means. Yes it's April Fools Day, it's the tradition to play a prank on someone, make them look silly by inventing some kind of story or situation. There has been a few clever ideas over the years which make the national press. I can act the clown when the mood takes me, not good to be serious all the time, but I couldn't set out to deliberately upset someone by spinning a yarn and poking fun at them.
Anyway, this is no joke, today is when the members of the International Walking Group get together and send a comment on how they are getting on with their own personal walking challenge. As you know my annual target is 1000 miles and after three months I should be on about 250 miles. Well it's good news, I am on 269, so good start for the next three months.
I am lucky that I live in a rural community, I can walk out of the door and be in the countryside in a few minutes. Plenty of space to keep my distance, sometimes I don't see anyone. You might not be so lucky where you live, all you can do is your best. Maybe try walking at night if there are street lights, or get up early and go for a walk first thing. Everyone's circumstances are different, remember to keep yourself safe.
I have to walk, for my sanity, and physical health. The great outdoors is a tonic, it feeds my mind and my soul, I would wither and die without it. It doesn't have to be pretty, and picturesque is a bonus, but all I need is space around me, and the feeling of being close to nature.
So let's hear it from you. Have you found a way to get your miles in without putting yourself at risk. Tell us about your routine, what have you found that works the best for you. I walk at any time of the day or night, the times which suit me best to fit in with whatever else I am doing. Maybe you aren't so flexible and prefer to stick to regular times. Let us know.
A pic from the files. Bamford in Derbyshire.
Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip. ilona
PS. Just popping back to say thank you very much for the lovely comments coming in. I appreciate your kindness. xxx
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