Since the beginning of the New Year I have been reading about the steps I should be taking to increase my fitness after hurting my back. Part of my plan is to start walking regularly, something I used to do everyday when I was in full time employment; I walked in my morning break, at lunch time and regularly walked to and from work when the weather was reasonable. However since retirement over a year ago my routines have changed. For sometime now I have only been walking occasionally; this had to change and so for a few days now I have been building up my fitness with morning exercises AND going out for a walk everyday. It hasn’t been easy but not because I’m not motivated but because the weather here has been so very poor.
However I have set myself a goal and even though the wind has been blowing since early morning and it has been raining AGAIN I did leave home to stride along some of the local lanes.
On these islands of Britain and Ireland there are many ways to describe a walk. Today’s walk wasn’t a bimble or a dander or a doddle or even a soodle; I have heard that if I were a Scot I might say that I was spangin’, walking vigorously. Way to go!