as I mentioned in my previous post, at the start of this week I was nearing the completion of my 1000 mile challenge. That's walking 1000 outdoor miles in 2016. A few of you may recall I also did this last year, and just made it on New Year's Eve.
THIS post has a lot of detail about what I did last year and I started again with the same rules and the same goal at the start of 2016.
This year I have reached that goal already. Yay. Yesterday I wasn't starting work until lunchtime, and Eldest was home again, so we both headed out to do the final few miles on local footpaths.
It was such a beautiful, frosty morning. With icy puddles to crack.....
And rock hard ground under your feet.
The fields had a pink tinge I loved.
And the grass was nearly white.
Such long shadows.
It was quite magical.
The familiar made special.
Eldest is always happy to be outdoors. Here he's telling me how he could mend the rotting footpath sign...bless him.
At sixteen he's still quiet the chatterbox. I hope it never changes.
I loved the stunning Ivy berries ......
And the misty view of distant hills.
and the free apples kindly put out by a neighbour.
I must thank all of you lovely people for the many congratulations, both here and on Instagram. You all all so kind.
I especially love to hear that I have inspired some of you to join the challenge too, or simply to get outdoors and walk a little more. It's so good for both body and soul.
Of course I will continue to record my mileage and see how many miles I manage by the end of the year.
Then next year I will start all over again...who will join me?