My blogging friend Sarah walks miles with her dog Choppy and keeps a tally.
You can see this past week’s figures here:
When we were on the boat, Hubby and/or I had to walk Maggie up to the dog walk for her business, but when the sycamore seeds were falling, she experienced serious problems with her feet when they stuck to them, so we ended up walking her round The Avenue.
Photos: marina dog walk from both ends.
We knew how far it was to walk to the supermarkets, to the Abbey, round the Avenue, and how many steps it took from the boat to the shower block. Distance soon mounted up, and it was good exercise which assisted well with the weight loss.
I am pleased to say that I obtained the full set of certificates (bronze to platinum) for SW’s Body Magic, and in one week walked almost 30 miles as it included two trips to the supermarket and one to the Abbey.
When we were staying with MSM (Maggie’s Surrogate Mummy), we still had to walk her round the Avenue for her business unless we walked down to the marina, as there was no grass in her garden. However, trips to the shower block for us were no longer necessary, and thus our walking exercise was significantly reduced.
Now, we are in our own home with a back and front garden, and Maggie is content to do the business in either. We have a new ‘Avenue’ walk, but it’s less than half the distance of the original at just .38 of a mile.
We walk into town as well as to the beach now, and Hubby has found a program that calculates distances so that we can keep track of how far we actually walk.
On the boat, it was between 2 and 3 miles every day.
Along the beach to the High Street and back along the main road is 1.46 miles.
Walking via the roads to the High Street and back is 1.9 miles, and our standard evening route of around the park and back home along the beach is . 98 of a mile. If we take a short cut over the bridge to the beach, the distance is .71 of a mile.
Just walking round the full perimeter of the park is .7 of a mile and cutting across the bridge is .55 of a mile.
Today we walked up to the supermarket, along the High Street, and home along the beach. The total distance was 2.14 miles.
Our ultimate goal is to walk from home to the next village and their poppy monument (some 2½ miles by road) and back again along the prom, a total distance of 3.47 miles.
Guess who’s setting up a new spreadsheet?