Lots of walking today

My poor old feet are feeling a bit tender this evening, as I’ve done a lot of walking today.

At the end of last week I had managed to somehow break the saddle on my bicycle. The official line is that it was defective, but I know it just couldn’t handle my weight! Either way, some metal bits snapped and rendered the saddle completely useless. And so over the weekend it went to the local bike shop for essential repairs.

It was ready for collection today. And instead of driving over to collect the bike, I decided to walk so that I could enjoy the cycle home. So that meant a 4.5km walk to the shop that took me about an hour.

On the way home, I stopped off at Dundrum to do some shopping, so that added another 30 minutes of walking around the shopping centre.

And by the way, it never ceases to amaze me the number of people out shopping during a work day. Even if you discount the hords of new mothers using up their maternity leave pushing their expensive prams between Starbucks and Penneys, there are still millions of people about. Do these people not have jobs? And shouldn’t all those kids be in school?

Anyway, when I got home, I took Alfie the dog out the park, and he had so much fun chasing after the ball that we ended up being out for an hour and a half.

And so, by the time I got home from that my Fitbit informed me that I had done over 20,000 steps, which is 16 km in walking – giving me the following award in the app…


Of course it’s not every day that I have the time to do over 4 hours of exercise.

I just hope it shows on the scales at the Slimming World meeting tomorrow!

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