Daily Walks

Scheduled post.

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 isΒ  .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 2Β½ miles by road) and back again along the prom, a total distance of 3.47 miles.

Guess who’s setting up a new spreadsheet?


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Daily Walks

  1. I have a kind of step counting App on my phone which records my walking, and It encourages me to be more active otherwise I start to be ashamed of my laziness πŸ™‚

    • These fitbits or similar are very popular, but I understand there was a program on TV about them and how they do (or don’t) work. Not having a TV, I didn’t watch it, but a lot of the girls I play darts with all wear them. Equally I understand 10,000 steps equates to about 5 miles. Hubby and I walk a fair distance every day anyway, but I don’t think anywhere near as far as that.
      IMO, if you find something that works for you, stick with it. I enjoy my walks, as does the dog, so it’s win win, even on a ‘quiet’ day for us. πŸ™‚

  2. colinandray says:

    Keeping records (so that you can look back and see what you did) + accountability (going public with your plans) = an excellent way of planning for success. All the best. πŸ™‚

  3. Thank you for the link – I had to drop by and check out the post. It’s good to see I’m not the only one who knows all sorts of distances around the place where I live. Much easier to know the distances than have to constantly keep track!

  4. I agree. I though that my dog walking blog would galvanise my resolve to get out more…though in the end I took to writing about his general Labrador craziness….

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