Monday, 9 January 2017

Walk 1,000 Miles - Week One

The week got off to a cold start, with daytime temperatures of -11 C with wind chills of -20 C: hardly inspiring thoughts of outdoor activity.  We ventured out a couple of times, but it was just too cold to stay out for any length of time.  How were we ever going to walk sufficient miles for the week?

After searching online, I came across a heart health website and mall walking.  You would be forgiven for thinking that walking in a shopping mall does not count as exercise, but in this case you would be wrong, because we walk before the shops open.  Yes, the shopping mall allows walkers to come in early and have proper aerobic exercise with wide open aisles allowing for a good pace and a decent circuit, so that it isn't too monotonous.  The total for our first week (even though we only walked six days out of seven): a respectable 26 miles.  Only 974 miles to go....

5 comments:

Tracy said...

That's actually a really great start out of the gate for week one, Marie--well done! Mall walking is a thing in the US too. Here in Norway, no such thing, as far as I know. As most shopping malls don't even open until 9 or 10 am, that's well into the day already for some folks. It's strange very windy and rainy weather here, so we've not ventured out as much as we were hoping too. :/ Good luck as you keep going! ((HUGS))

Candytuft Corner said...

Thanks Tracy - I was quite happy with this and feel that it was a respectable weekly total. Our mall doesn't open for shopping until 10, but they allow walkers in earlier - I think it is a great idea and one which should be more widely adopted to improve the health of the local population. Marie x

Mrs Tiggywinkle said...

I've never heard of mall walking - what a brilliant idea, and 26 miles over 6 days is more than respectable, I think. Well done. x

Candytuft Corner said...

Mrs Tiggywinkle - it is a great idea and one which should be more widely adopted - it would help more people to be healthy. Marie x

Rosie said...

Well done on the 26 miles and tha mall walking sounds such a good idea for times when bad weather stops you walking outside:)