Every day is a beautiful day if you walk on the sunny side of the street

Every day is a beautiful day if you walk on the sunny side of the street
Summer days will surely return.

Friday, 6 January 2017

My week of walking.

Sat 31 Dec
We were late going out so it was a 
 dark walk along the canal.
40 minutes

                           It was good to get home.

                                      Sun 1st Jan
            Happy New Year ~ another late one so dark.
      Nice sky though ~ bare branches against inky skies.
                     Walked for 40 mins. Freezing cold.

                                        Mon 2nd Jan
                               Hurrah a day time walk!

Pools of light and shade made this a walk of contrasts.

                  Icy and cold but the swans loved it.
       45 minutes  and managed a longer route today.

                     Tues 3rd Jan ~ forgot camera!
Walked to local shop ~ walk home was "with weights" ~ a shopping bag ~ lol. 40 minutes in total ~ felt shivery when I got home ~ weather still very cold.

                             Wednesday 4th Jan
        A total flop spent much of the day in bed ~useless.

                  Thursday 5th Jan~ back on the case.
                                      45 minutes.

There were sheets of ice on parts of the canal. Some of the ducks got out of the water and walked with a slip and a slide on the ice. 

In the past 7 days I have managed 5 walks ~ each a minimum of 40 minutes and at least one mile. I am really pleased with myself.

I am not at the point yet where I can say I enjoy it.  Nor am I feeling any benefits ~ quite the contrary in fact ~ I feel exhausted when I get home. But I am pleased that I am walking again and somehow feel compelled to continue.

So far so good.


  1. Keep at it, even if you don't feel it, it's so good for you.

  2. It becomes addictive. You obviously stop to take photos. I often stop (to control my breathing !) just to look.The pleasure grows and you arent pushing yourself quite as hard A slow build up helps. x

    1. I take photos to take my mind off the effort of the walk!!

  3. Yay. Well done you.
    Loved seeing your photos Lyn. It's a good incentive to get out, knowing you will hopefully find something interesting to capture in a picture.
    Jacquie xxx

  4. Your reports are so encouraging. We are in for a long rainy spell so I am off to the gym to walk on the treadmill this afternoon. I hope to spend some time reading at the same time, partial compensation for the unnaturalness of it....