A small gallery of images from a Sunday morning, in December, stroll.
I have posted a couple of my longer walks to this blog during the lockdown. I thought I’d share some of the other exercises I do. Just to show the variety, it isn’t much but there is some.
I own a treadmill. On the days I don’t go out I will mix jogging and walking on the treadmill. This is usually early morning and I do between 2-3hrs while the rest of the house is asleep. Distances vary between 15 to 22 Km.
I also do runs outside. These will be between 5km to 10km and take between 25mins to an hour.
I do mixed walking (Uphill walking as Lancaster has a nice monument that is 320ft or so above the river) then jogging a circular route back downhill and flat with some uphill back to the river. This is usually 2-3 laps and varies between 15 to 17 Km taking about 2hrs.
Today was the latter. this has kept my daily step average around 23,000 steps and distances daily between 18-28 Km. Keeping me fitter than I could have hoped considering all the other bad lockdown habits.
Thanks for listening.
As the title suggest this is another walk post with, you guessed it, more images from around Lancaster. I went a little further this time and so the walk covered a lot more to photograph including many canal bridges.
Anyway I went down Lancaster Canal towards Carnforth, got off the canal at Hest Bank, walked down to sunny Bare and from their to the Shrimp roundabout where I joined the riverside path to walk back into Lancaster City Centre.
Enjoy the photos:
So on Friday I got a Fitbit, as did Leigh, so that I/we could start to track our daily walking, general fitness, calorie intake and sleep patterns.
It has been a couple of years since either of us did any real fitness things, five pregnancies and two children has that effect on your lifestyle. One would think that now we have a two year old and a 7-month old it is not the best time in the world to take on the extra tasks of walking and fitness improvement. Well, actually, logically it is the best time. We have young kids, they keep getting faster and bouncier, we will have to keep up with them. Time to start improving health and mobility I think.
Also, one can get locked into a pattern, a sedentary existence, and that’s a bad thing. So best to shake things up and do something positive.
I chose the Fitbit because it has a community element, it tracks food, water intake (something I don’t do enough) and sleep patterns. Mostly, though, it is for the stats, I love graphs and infographics and fitbit is providing me with those. Once I have a few of these I may share them on the blog, or I may let you know how it goes, I have an example of them below from the second day i used the fitbit. We had a good weekend to start with both of us getting over 30K steps and passing 15 miles walked. We will see how well this continues and if we get a drop off point.
I am hoping the investment costs will outweigh that for a while…