Tuesday, 5 April 2016
On My Feet
I have piled on the pounds recently, far too much snacking and trying new recipes, not to mention Dan's fantastic bread so some changes are needed. Our meals are generally fine, it's just the little extras that are sneaking in.
Yesterday I heard a piece on the radio about the British Heart Foundation "My Marathon" challenge. This is a push to raise money and to get people moving more by encouraging us to run/walk/move 26.2 miles in May. This isn't a charity I generally support but I was surprised to find that I was inspired by the discussion, so I suggested to Dan that an evening walk would be a good idea. Dan doesn't really need the exercise as he cycles to work when he can, but I really do need it, I'm very flabby!
So we started off with a nice easy walk from our house to Starr Gate, I've spoken about walking this route before here, this bit of the beach is not quite as attractive but it is very busy. There are always plenty of dogs, often horses, lots of runners of all ages along with other hobbies taking place - kite surfing, cricket, frisbee, kite flying and last night some people with radio controlled cars, lots to see.
This is the view looking back towards St Anne's, big beach, big sky, ideal.
When we were walking back I felt very aware of myself, which may sound odd. I was wearing my light walking shoes so I could feel the changes underfoot from the soft sand to the pebbles to the compacted sand with its many ripples. I don't know how but I was very conscious of how I was moving and holding myself, it was a strange and pleasant sensation - all part of the meditative effect of the beach according to Dan. More of this please.