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Anyone fancy a lunchtime walking club?

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TyneTeas Wed 15-Mar-17 21:12:46

Now the weather is a bit brighter, I am trying to get out for a walk at lunchtime a few times a week.

I am just setting the timer on my phone for ten minutes, heading​ off and turning​ around when it goes off. I vary my route but I do try to get a bit further the next time I go the same way.

Anyone fancy joining me for a virtual lunchtime walk?

I am hoping that checking in here will motivate me to get out more regularly... smile

TyneTeas Wed 15-Mar-17 21:28:30

(I know this may not sound particularly ambitious, but it represents a fair increase in activity for me.)

People of all levels of fitness (or lack of!) welcome, or just looking to get away from the office a few times a week)

SierraJensen Thu 16-Mar-17 10:19:47

Sounds good to me. I only work part time but try to walk as much as possible on Tuesday and Wednesday lunchtimes and walk home on a Thursday.

I try to force myself to walk uphill in my lunch hour going a street further each time but I've been off sick this week and barely left the house for a week which I fear will set me back.

Do you have a step counter?

PinPon Thu 16-Mar-17 10:26:50

May I join too? I need something to get me away from my desk at lunch times. Too easy to be sedentary and not move much until home time.

TyneTeas Thu 16-Mar-17 11:12:54

The more the merrier smile

It's clouded over a bit here but am not going to let that put me off unless it rains

TyneTeas Thu 16-Mar-17 12:23:48

Right - heading out...

SierraJensen Thu 16-Mar-17 12:41:28

What kind of environment will you be walking in? I live and work in a city but we do have stunning river views on a nice day. Cloudy here today too.

TyneTeas Thu 16-Mar-17 12:59:16

That's my 20 mins done.

I'm very ready for my sandwich now grin

(I'm in a city too)

SierraJensen Thu 16-Mar-17 13:12:05

Well done! Always a good feeling when you've done it. I'm about to take my toddler for a walk in the pushchair - just a short walk to get her to fall asleep!

TyneTeas Thu 16-Mar-17 17:05:49

Yes, definitely feel better for it and slightly less remorseful of the bit of cake i had this afternoon

TyneTeas Fri 17-Mar-17 11:28:40

A friendly wave to anyone who might be going out for a wander this lunchtime

PinPon Fri 17-Mar-17 11:52:53

It was sleeting at lunch time yesterday so stayed in. Definitely going out today though!

TyneTeas Fri 17-Mar-17 12:41:53

Sleet! Yes you are excused grin

I just did 10 mins today in a kind of figure of eight loop round the block with my office in the middle as there was a fine drizzle so i could get back quickly if necessary as I didn't want to be a soggy mess this afternoon.

Still better than nothing though

Anyone else been out?

SierraJensen Fri 17-Mar-17 19:22:56

DD and I walked back from a local museum today... But we also undid the good work by making and eating cake! No sleet here, just miserable rain

TyneTeas Fri 17-Mar-17 20:05:18

If you would have had the cake regardless, then the walk still counts smile

megletthesecond Sun 19-Mar-17 15:28:18

I do this every working day (3 a week). 20 - 30 min power walk come rain or shine. The vitamin d, cardio and mental health benefits are priceless.

TyneTeas Mon 20-Mar-17 13:44:06

It's a lovely day today but I've only managed a quick stroll around the block between meetings.

I might walk the long way home from the station tonight.

TheConstantCakeEater Mon 20-Mar-17 21:47:28

Hi, I try to walk daily but sometimes it's the morning school run or out and about during the day or the afternoon school run. I'm also aiming to do C25K 3x a week alongside.

Going for a good walk with a friend tomorrow at 10 grin

TheConstantCakeEater Tue 21-Mar-17 20:51:57

Did 6000 steps with my friend today and C25K this evening

TyneTeas Tue 21-Mar-17 23:05:00

Good work​ Constant smile

Just a short stroll again for me today, but i am determined to go out for at least two longer ones this week...

SierraJensen Wed 22-Mar-17 13:07:45

I really need to force myself out today as I am so tired after a bad night with DD. I know I'll feel better for it though...despite the fact it's blowing a gale! I really need to fit more exercise into my day - I find it difficult with a toddler who doesn't sleep to do an awful lot so really need to make the most of the chances I do get.

TyneTeas Wed 22-Mar-17 19:14:19

A bit too wet and a bit too busy were my excuses today.

I really do feel better in the afternoon even for a little walk, so i just need to make myself get up and go out!

TheConstantCakeEater Wed 22-Mar-17 19:55:10

I ate sugary stuff and did a bit of pilates wink

Will be walking 1.5miles in the morning and hopefully getting out for a nice long jog/walk Friday.

TyneTeas Fri 24-Mar-17 17:18:34

Made it out for about 25 mins so a better end to the week smile

TheConstantCakeEater Sun 26-Mar-17 20:29:40

Got out on Thursday and did 4km as part of C25K. Friday and yesterday were strolls around town and today more cake than walk wink

Will have a walk between 9-10 tomorrow and my jog again tomorrow evening.

Have a good walk at lunch this week.

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