.............not all those that wander are lost..............

Thursday, 14 November 2013

My daily 'scamper'.......

The news that Louise and I have a place on the Challenge next May shocked me into realising that I need to make an effort to get fitter.

I have been walk leading for HF in recent weeks but it's all too easy to get back home and take a lot of 'rest' days.... SO I have vowed to myself  (and now I'm making it a public statement) - I will go out every day for at least half an hour!  This 'scamper' will be taken even on horrible weather days - after all I've spent a lot of money on really good waterproof gear and I should use it - not just carry it around on sunny days.....

The route is simple, flat and only just over two kilometres. Perhaps, once I can do this comfortably I will go round twice.

Last Saturday I took some photos on the circuit.

{Larch woods surround the Kirk}

{Passing the Tourist Information and Post Office building}

{Looking back to the Balmoral bridge}

{The War Memorial after the bridge}

{View of the Kirk across the river}

{The Balmoral Golf course crosses the road}

{Just before crossing the old bridge}

{Dangerously greasy footing on the bridge}

{Heading home}

I noticed today that it didn't take as long as half an hour to do the route. A definition of scamper I've just found implies a bit of running - in my case this is not going to happen!

scamper  (ˈskæmpə) 
— vb
1.to run about playfully
2.often foll by  through to hurry quickly through (a place,
 task,book, etc)

8 comments:

Louise said...

I think it unlikely that we will 'scamper' anywhere on the Challenge , not least because running is frowned upon, 'playful' might be a bit of a stretch too, although I do expect a lot of laughter.
If you get fitter than me there will be a lot of moaning and whinging...

Laura said...

Oh no - not the Moaning and Whinging .........

Alan Rayner said...

Come on Laura. Your not fooling anyone. You can do that bimble with your eyes blind folded. I bet your as fit as a butchers dog.
"Expensive waterproofs" eh!

Louise said...

Not to mention...the Whining...

Laura said...

Alan, I see you're on the list too!

Alan Rayner said...

Yep.

Laura said...

That's very exciting - have you got a route yet?

Alan Rayner said...

Not yet except probably starting Morar.