“Walking Back to Happiness”

Shades of Helen Shapiro. In my forties and fifties I used to run 5 miles in 35 minutes first thing every morning but those days are long gone. I don’t run anymore.

So I decided 4 days ago I have to improve my walking first, before hopefully getting back my ability to run. I miss running, it was something I really enjoyed.

So I have started going out at first light and gradually increasing the distance each day. I started with only a short distance (probably about 300 yards) but I’m up to about 450 yards already. It’s quite surprising how quickly you can improve.

Any passing cars and those out walking their dogs probably think I’m crackers as I try to march as I was taught to do in my square bashing days in the RAF.

I have a simple exercise routine I do before setting off which I have found helps considerably. If anyone is interested I’ll get Lewis to video it and I can add it to this post.

Why not join me and see if you can stay with me or even outlast me. Think of it as a challenge. Of course there may be many of you who are already well ahead of me, in which case I have the challenge to catch you up.

But whatever you do, watch this space, as they say, to see if I have enough determination to keep it up, to see if I get any worthwhile results and if I wind up being able to run.