Inspired by last night’s programme on the top 100 walks, today’s blog is about the power of walking. Before formal exercise became a thing (when people were too busy surviving, doing chores and the like by hand), walking was the way to ‘get some fresh air and exercise’ – two cure-alls, in my opinion. And now it seems to have become a way to ‘achieve’, by doing a massive number of steps every day. If that works for you, great – keep going! When I tried it, I found that I was being hounded by a machine to walk more (“Yes, I know I must walk, but I’m in a meeting and trotting around the room several times to boost my step count isn’t feasible!”), and to reach the zenith of life goals – the 10,000 step mark. So I gave that up and decided to walk when I felt like it, go where I enjoy and not worry too much about achieving.
Here’s a picture of one of my favourite walks, near my house. And I admit to feeling a little bit smug as I have booked this summer’s holiday to the Lake District, which has an inordinate amount of walks featured in the top 100. Not that I’m trying to over-achieve or anything…!
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