for a while now I've been considering joining in with a local walking group. They meet up on a Thursday morning, a day I regularly worked when my children were young, but not now.
I would like to walk more with my family, but the boys are less than keen these days....we do go, but sadly it's a battle. They are growing up so fast, yet they are not old enough to be left alone for too long. So a long walk with hubby is not possible as he works all week.
I do like walking alone, but I think walking with a group will be a safe and easy way to discover new paths and places.
Yesterday I took the plunge and contacted the walk organiser. I arranged to join them on an eight mile walk today.
We are to assemble here...........
I've partly been inspired to finally try this by reading all the positive things Diane has to say about her walking group experience. Look she even walked up Snowden HERE.
Now it's nearly time to go I'm full of nerves. It sounds like the pace is quiet slow, with eight miles taking four hours or so. I like to walk fast.
I'm also wondering if it will be awkward as I don't know anybody. And I'm wondering what to wear and take.
I've not had my walking boots for long....and I haven't walked more than five miles in them.....maybe I'd better pack plasters in case, and a rain coat and a hat and do you think a space blanket is overkill?....well, you never know.
And will they think I'm odd for taking lots of photos.
wish me luck Lovelies.......