Been On A Walk Earlier, It Was Great!

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
August 30, 2010 8:30am CST
This is third time lucky trying to post this! Anyway, I've finally been on a walk with John. We actually walked to get to the walk which makes the distance a bit longer. The walk involved following a circular route around the River Petteril in Melbourne Park. I absolutely loved it and have taken a few photographs as proof lol. This is definitely going to be a regular occurence because this is one of 10 walks we can go on (already been on 2 of them) so we have no excuse to stay indoors now. Bank Holiday Mondays can be fruitful after all! Have you been on any walks lately? Good aren't they?
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@GardenGerty (99221)
• United States
30 Aug 10
I walked two days last week, but have not done any today. I got lazy. I may go later, but before it warms up. When my errands and chores are pretty physical sometimes I skip the walks, etc.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
30 Aug 10
At least you are getting exercise in other ways. The thing is, due to the weather being disappointing over weekend (kept raining heavily) we knew that today was going to be the best day for walking as it's going to be dry all day. We had to walk to get there as well. It's the same route we take in order to get to the football ground but all we had to do was turn right and the pathway was further down that road. I will go out again tomorrow and purchase football tickets from Brunton Park, then walk down into Town as I need to go in a particular shop. That will be a fair walk too so I'm hoping the weather stays dry.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
31 Aug 10
Well done for getting out and walking! I love walking but have not done too much of it recently. I am hoping to get out and do a bush walk through the mountain rainforests nearby this Sunday as it is Fathers Day here on Sunday. We have lots of good nature walking areas nearby as there is a river running through our town and a State forest on the edge of town. We also have many National Parks with sub-tropical rainforests and beautiful waterfalls within an hours drive of here. Some of them are World Heritage listed! Then we have all of the paths alongside the beaches which go on for miles although they get very crowded. If we do not go out for a walk on Sunday, then maybe we will go for a family bike ride somewhere.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
31 Aug 10
Well, I promised you that I'd get out and about (and there are pics on my profile page to prove it) so I guess you should now do the same. It's only fair!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
31 Aug 10
God, you don't want photos of me..really, you don't! Been on another walk today, granted it was an errand so I had to go out, but it was a fair way to Brunton Park, then I walked all the way down Warwick Road into Town, then back home a different route..so I went a full circle. Nice weather again too. Mum reckons it will be red hot when she goes back to work in a couple of days (and it's been horrible for most of the summer holidays)..poor Ma!
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
31 Aug 10
Walking doing errands is good! If you can be active in some way each day in the form of exercise that gets your heart rate up, then that will benefit you greatly. I do a DVD workout program called P90X most days. Yesterday was one and a half hours of Yoga. I missed a couple of days of the workout over the weekend, but I was busy digging in the garden and shovelling stones and horse poo, so I got a good workout that way. The first day of spring here today, so the days will be getting longer. I might have to get back into walking every morning.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
30 Aug 10
Boy....I wish. I have a back problem that prevents me from walking anywhere beyond about about 50 feet. I used to walk all the time, but that part of my life is over. I miss walking on trails, at the mall, and even just around the neighborhood. We went for a ride yesterday, and we saw a lovely river walk area...I would have loved to go and walk it and watch the boats on the river, but I can't. I miss it.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
30 Aug 10
I'm so sorry that you can't walk like you used to. That must be difficult for you to cope with. I don't really know what to say as my Dad has back and leg problems so can't walk far either. He's never been a big walker like yourself though which is why I'm finding it difficult to say something positive. The only thing I can think of is that you can at least see the beauty around you even though you cannot experience it the way that you would like. Does that make sense?
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
30 Aug 10
Thank you for your kind comments. I didn't mean to make you feel bad...it's just one of those days when it's difficult to count my blessings. There are days when I accept the way things are, and days when it makes me angry. This hust happens to be an angry day. I will be fine.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
30 Aug 10
Good, I'm glad.
@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Sep 10
I walked to the lake on Monday, didn't feel like a walk yesterday. maybe I can get one in today if it isn't too hot...
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
1 Sep 10
I hope you manage it..I didn't today but I had things to do in the house so I got a bit of a workout I suppose lugging the vacuum cleaner upstairs!
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Sep 10
I took a short one, but it was pretty hot...
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
30 Aug 10
because my feet hurt so bad, I try to do my little walks in the morning before work, and at my client's complex so I can look for cans... I kid you not, the sun was really hot by 10 a.m., I'm so looking for a cool down! but humidity was high today and that made the temps already around the mid-90's feel 10º hotter!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
30 Aug 10
Wow, it's still hot over there? When will it end? Are you having a drought or is it like that every year? We're just chuffed when the sun stays out.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
31 Aug 10
we MIGHT see a cool day or two by the end of NEXT month and this is NORMAL, last year was really hot and that was a bad year 68 100 or more days - very bad, like 2nd or 3rd hottest summer ever! of course, our 112º day was after Labor Day (early Sept) so we aren't out of the woods... sauna? yet! that'd be like 43º C... its 37ºC here now...
@derek_a (10902)
1 Sep 10
Well I actually walked up into the village and back this morning as I am feeling more determined to get healthier. It takes about 45 minutes both ways, but we do have a lot of coastal paths around here and I am aiming to get out walking every day as my work is indoors and sat down... Not good all the time! _Derek
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
1 Sep 10
Coastal paths sound good...in Blackpool where I used to live the seafront is changing almost daily with all the development and the upgrade of the sea wall. I used to like riding my bike on the Middle Walk but I'm not sure if I could ride all the way down there now because of this re-development. Hope you get out again soon!
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
31 Aug 10
THat's good.. I have always like to hear and see people walking. Walking is a nice, relaxing exercise under the right weather. Walking allows us to admire the nice scenery around us, take a break from the fast pace of work, and reality. I have always been walking, so long it's under an hour (in terms of strolling). Thus i have managed to keep my shape well, while being able to eat what i want, not being scared of putting on weight.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
31 Aug 10
It's great that you like walking too. In fact, I've been on another walk today..not quite as scenic but there was a tree-lined street I walked down that was lovely. I really like trees, most of them were planted during Queen Victoria's reign, so we have her to thank for tree-lined streets and parks in Towns and Cities around the UK.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
30 Aug 10
I haven't been able to go on a walk in weeks.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
30 Aug 10
Why is that? Do you have health problems?
@formidexo (1351)
• Canada
30 Aug 10
I love walking and think it is a miracle exercise. I feel so much better after a long walk. Glad that you have taken up walking. enjoy it as much as you can and as often as you can. You will feel better, digest better, sleep better, and so may other other health benefits. Walk, walk, walk!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
30 Aug 10
Yes, I am off out walking again tomorrow. It won't be as scenic but at least the main road I shall be walking down is a tree-lined street, which is lovely in itself. I can't wait!
@jazzsue58 (2672)
30 Aug 10
I just came back from a 3-week Cornish holiday. We were camping on the Southwest coast path which is over 600 miles long. We walked everywhere - even to the local shops. Fabulous exercise and lovely scenery. Now I'm home again I'm all "fidgetty" - my bod's not used to doing so little exercise! Walking is great - and if you do what we did, combining rock climbing, caving and bouldering with hill walking, you use every muscle of your body.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
30 Aug 10
I refused to rock climb a few feet up in the Lake District many years ago. I must've had a 6th sense because my friend climbed up straight after me, got to the top then took ages getting back down again because she was so frightened. There were instructors giving her encouragement but, boy, was I glad I was on terrafirma lol. Swimming also uses every muscle in the body but I'm so self-conscious about my weight now that a costume is a no-no. Glad you liked all those activities though. I'd stick to the walking if it was me but even that's better than nothing isn't it?
30 Aug 10
i am walking to go to work ,i walks about half of hour ,it is good to walk , but it is on weekend , i do not walk to go ,because it is too hot ,but i like walking,but i ride on a bicycle sometimes ,it is good , i like walking to go to work sometimes.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
30 Aug 10
Hello and welcome to MyLot! I used to ride my bike to and from work (in another Town) but my bike needs a new chain, otherwise it will probably be as good as new. I will walk for now though, less dangerous too.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
30 Aug 10
Wow! that is wonderful.. its good to always walk... i agree with that. :) when me and my bf would walk together... we would be walking more than the usual, like usually 30 more minutes... :D so it is always better to take a walk with someone you enjoy talking with and you get that extra "walk" :D
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
30 Aug 10
I used to walk around our lake about four times a week....the rest of the week I would just walk a block or so. Now my legs aren't very good so I can't walk a long distance even with the best shoes on. I really miss it and the exercise was so good for me!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
30 Aug 10
That's a shame.My Dad does walk but only to the shops and back. However, he is in his 70s and his legs do "give way" on him at times. Mum worries about him because she has visions of his legs "giving way" crossing the road and getting run over. I think she has an over-active imagination but it's good that she worries I suppose!
@BarBaraPrz (19829)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
30 Aug 10
Good for you for getting out on a walk. I walk all the time, but mostly just urban point A to point B... If you're having a bank holiday today, does that mean you won't be having Labour Day off next Monday?
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
30 Aug 10
This country doesn't have a Labour Day.In fact, we don't even have St George's Day off but that's another story! This will be the last Bank Holiday now until Christmas but John will have Friday afternoon off in order to take me to the hospital (Surgical Pre-Assessment) so at least I will see him more this week.
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