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Aibu to be sick of going for walks?

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Bigearringsbigsmile Sun 07-Jun-20 14:15:32

Because there is literally nothing else to do?

I am very lucky. Got a secure job, roof over my head, family safe and well etc. I shouldn't moan.

But everything that gives life salt, spice, flavour has been taken away and it is so depressing.

I want everyone to be safe , I have followed all the rules . I think the only answer is a time machine!

I am just so sad. I don't know how we will ever regain normal.

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Hillocrew Sun 07-Jun-20 14:17:07

I'm fed up walking cycling
I really want to go the pub today angry

PicsInRed Sun 07-Jun-20 14:18:23

Wonder how many will move house just to get away from a neighbourhood they're now sick of looking at. 😂

Elouera Sun 07-Jun-20 14:18:46

I'd like to swim, but hey!

Could you do for a bike ride? Have a picnic in a park? Roller blading? drive somewhere you've never been (beach, park, forest) and walk there? Gardening? Cook something you've never made before.

Polomintini Sun 07-Jun-20 14:19:15

YABU. Walking is awesome! So good you, and free. I get you though, I’m a bit bored of walking round the same 2 parks and not going anywhere else so I’m not entirely without sympathy x

MotorwayDiva Sun 07-Jun-20 14:19:27

Agree, we have tried different walks, but to a preschooler it is still just a walk, and no amount of looking for gruffalos, trolls, fairies can make it fun. In the words of meghan, we are surviving not thriving.

TinySleepThief Sun 07-Jun-20 14:23:04

Im getting fed up of the monotony of walking around the same places. It's just so dull and repetitive and dull. I woke up this morning and realised once again its the little things I miss. Right now all I want to do is go for a Sunday carvery.

Bigearringsbigsmile Sun 07-Jun-20 14:23:14

I never really liked walking before all this! grin

It's my wedding anniversary today and we are going for a walk. In a nice place but ....

I am dying for a pub trip! Or a meal in a really buzzy restaurant with a load of friends.

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AnyFucker Sun 07-Jun-20 14:24:09

Same sad

SuddenArborealStop Sun 07-Jun-20 14:24:50

I'm so sick of walks and I haven't the energy for trying to make them more interesting any more.
There's no breaks any more. Walking is a chore to get the toddler out. The Internet is so full of hate from all directions I can't even browse to turn my brain off.

nitgel Sun 07-Jun-20 14:25:49


Wonder how many will move house just to get away from a neighbourhood they're now sick of looking at. 😂

Me ! Igrin

Bigearringsbigsmile Sun 07-Jun-20 14:29:17

Yes to the internet bringing no relief. I've taken to watching episodes of 1980s sit coms to get away from it all.

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Cornettoninja Sun 07-Jun-20 14:29:34

At the risk of sounding like a PE teacher why don’t you get a couple of racquets and a ball for a game of tennis? At least it’s competitive.

I’d take a couple of cans of beer too for after but I’m common grin

Cornettoninja Sun 07-Jun-20 14:30:31

Rackets or racquets??? Neither look right and I can’t be arsed to google!

Sadbridetobe Sun 07-Jun-20 14:30:47

I’m definitely sick of the same walks!

Postmanbear Sun 07-Jun-20 14:32:23

Bored bored bored.
We have 2 preschoolers and we go on two walks a day. Losing the will to live!

beela Sun 07-Jun-20 14:34:39

I still like walks, I'm just bored to tears by the rest of it.

SimonJT Sun 07-Jun-20 14:36:15

I miss the gym, but I do like walking/running as where I live there is a lot to see. This morning I saw a few minions at the park.

I have a puppy, he isn’t old enough to go out for walks yet so he comes along in my backpack now. I went for a walk with a friend earlier, he had his baby with him, we were pointing out the same things to our babies 😂

SisterVanHelsing Sun 07-Jun-20 14:37:51

Cornettoninja Dd and I would take badminton kit or frisbee out with us in the early stages of lockdown, but these would attract too much unwelcome attention from dogs off the lead, so we stopped.

Tennis courts are open now, though, so that's a thought if pp have any in walking distance.

MadameMarie Sun 07-Jun-20 14:39:44

I love going for walks, but:

1) It's not enjoyable having to dance around people the whole time to distance

2) I'm bored stiff of the same walks every day as i've stayed close to home throughout. I'd love a nice long walk in the countryside or a long canal walk.

Freetodowhatiwant Sun 07-Jun-20 14:39:45

I love a walk but I can relate to being sick of the same walks. I live near a beautiful and famous London park which is massive and has plenty of space but the novelty of going for a walk there every day is definitely wearing thin. Went to the river today but the kids needed the loo so short of going for a poo in a bush (this has unfortunately happened twice during lockdown with the five year old) I had to rush them both home.

I hear people saying they’re enjoying this time but I’m with you OP I feel like all the fabulous extras have been taken away. I know we are lucky to be healthy etc but I think it’s ok to still miss things. Things ARE getting better too.

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fia101 Sun 07-Jun-20 14:40:23

Takes about 2 hours to get the kids ready for the walk and then they insist on scooters and bikes which I end up holding after 10 minutes.

The toddler screams from the pram as she wants to hold the dog lead.

Take her out the pram and there's a fight over the lead - with the other kids or she wants on the scooter (roads nearby so dangerous).

All in all stressful!

dementedma Sun 07-Jun-20 14:40:56

Relieved to hear others feel like this. I am fortunate to have lovely countryside walks so feel guilty complaining but it does get very repetitive. Forced myself out yesterday but seriously cant be arsed today. Lying on the bed doing nothing. Again

Iloveacurry Sun 07-Jun-20 14:42:48

Totally bored with walks!

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