Yesterday, once I'd dropped the boys off at school I took myself off for a walk around one of our local commons.
It was so peaceful, you could hear a pin drop. I walked for about 45 minutes, listening to the birds, watching the squirrels burying their acorns, said lots of 'good mornings' to the plethora of dog walkers, taking in the flora around me and generally enjoyed the fresh air.
This made me realise how lucky I am to have so many lovely walking places all within a stone's throw of home.
Several Country Parks
An abundance of riverside walks
plenty of beaches
and in all directions
You know where I'm coming from don't you!
All this for FREE on my doorstep as against £528 per year at the Gym where I'd struggle to get there twice a week in the permitted times, the car park is always full to capacity, the exercise equipment chock-a-block, classes invariably need to be booked at least seven days in advance and you have to pick the right time for a swim to avoid the aquarobic classes. Now I'm not knocking it - each to their own, but I know what I prefer.
So - onwards and upwards. Cold weather doesn't bother me - wet weather might, but at least I can pick my times to suit my fancy.
Have a great weekend