2015 Update and a new start in 2016

BSE tower

St Edmundsbury Cathedral Tower from the East

Ok I admit it – I rather fell off the posting side of this blog after the first three months last year 🙁

However, on the brighter side I did keep on walking. Perhaps not as much as I would like to have done, but better than in previous years, so I am giving myself a pat on the back and am moving onwards and upwards in 2016.

For those who are interested:

Walk total in 2015: 1366.69 miles

Overall total exercise mileage: 192.78 miles
(though I think my Fitbit may have missed some out in July)

So overall I beat the #walk1000miles challenge by 366.69 miles.

On the exercise front I managed almost 200 miles so only 1/5 of the total, but it was a good start and I am determined to do better this year.

On that note I took my first walk of the year this afternoon. A straightforward walk around Bury St Edmunds. It was a bit of a grey day, but I spent most of the walk listening to a podcast and I even walked down a road I had never been along before. That’s what I love about getting out on foot.

I was also able to wish fellow walkers a Happy New Year and smile at many of those I met. However it saddens me to see so many people walking around with a frown on their faces, refusing to look at those they pass. I realise that some people have other things on their mind, but my additional challenge this year is to smile at and say hello to as many of the people I meet or pass on my walks as possible. A smile will always make a difference and a new year is as good a place to start as any.

Abbey Ruins

Ruins of the Benedictine St Edmunds Abbey

Wishing you all a healthy and happy 2016!

Today’s walk: 4.40 miles

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