8 April 2011 – putting in the miles

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This morning I got up nice and early today to start my walk. For this first time this year it was warm enough to leave the parka at home, so I just wore my jeans, Moonwalk t-shirt and a fleece. There were a few swans on the river but the little ducklings I saw last week were no where to be seen. I zipped along the river to Woodmill and then on to the White Swan where I saw one of my swans but no cygnets. It was very pretty along there today with the morning sun glistening off the water and very quiet too at that time of the morning. Continue reading

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12 November 2010 – moonwalk training along the shore

The shore

The shore

Eating my breakfast at seven o’clock this morning I wondered briefly what on earth I was doing up so early on my day off? Obviously I am mad! Because of the rain over the least week I thought I’d give the Riverside walk a miss today. It tends to flood down there so I thought it might be a bit tricky. Instead I walked in the opposite direction, up The Big Hill and down the long road to Woolston, where I used to live years ago. 

It is a good three miles down to the shore and not the prettiest walk, which is what has put me off doing this before. Continue reading

22 October 2010 – walking to the airport

The airport

The airport

For the first time I really wasn’t looking forward to the Riverside walk today, especially not getting up early on my day off. Even so I dragged myself out of bed when the alarm went off and was out of the house just after 8, wrapped up warmly with a hat, scarf, gloves, my parka and of course the rucksack. I was glad I was because it was very cold down by the river. 

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15 October 2010 – another half marathon Friday

Turning round at Southampton Airport

Turning round at Southampton Airport

After burning all those extra calories yesterday it was off for my Riverside walk this morning. I set off early with a plan to do three and a half miles along the riverside walk to Mansbridge and then head towards Winchester on the road rather than the scary trail I tried last time. Then I’d turn round and come back having added a mile to last weeks total. After that I was going to walk into town to pick up my Garmin GPS watch if I had enough energy left and didn’t chicken out and get the bus. Continue reading