continuing with the monthly walking reviews I started last month HERE. I'm taking this opportunity to round up my monthly walking activity at the end of each month. It will be interesting to look back on at the end of the year. And maybe I can inspire some of you lovelies?
As some of you know I'm trying to walk 1000 miles in 2015, inspired be THIS challenge.
Once again I've been recording my miles walked on a dedicated calendar.
This month the image on my calendar was the stunning Chatsworth house......such beautiful walking country........
As in previous months I recorded all my outdoor miles walked and religiously kept a running tally, then there was no kidding myself I was doing more miles that I really was :0)
The month started really well with a blustery family walk at Bradgate park in the 1st of March........
The following weekend we had another family walk around Elvaston Castle......it was looking a bit sad, all covered in scaffolding, but the gardens were lovely............
I walked with my beloved walking group on three Thursdays, one of which was SUNNY!
Here are a couple of mosaics from the other two walks. These cloudy walks were not so great for photography, but it didn't rain and I still loved getting out into different landscapes, not to mention their friendly company.........
and spotting signs of early spring, even on a gloomy day............
Loved this 12 mile walk. My longest walk with the group so far.
The lengthening days meant it was even possible to walk after work . I loved adding an extra half a mile to my total by simply walking the long way back to my car, capturing a pretty sunset and some interesting silhouettes in the urban skyline as I passed...........
Shortly my two eldest boys are doing their bronze D of E expedition. So I've been trying my best to ensure they are prepared, with walks to break in their boots and practice getting them fastened correctly!..........
On this hike we did 5 miles around local footpaths and to the nature reserve, where they loved the ladder bridge.
Eldest even spotted a Kingfisher, well a flash of blue anyway....I was so envious.
My boys are great company to walk with, they make me laugh. When we passed this hay barn I was doing my typical mum type lecture on how they shouldn't be tempted to climb on the bales because they might collapse, when middle son lightened the mood with, " Yes, O.K. mum, but could you find a needle in it" :0)
and here's a smile for you lovelies......this is what we spotted in the local yarn shop on the way home.......cheep, cheep, Baa .............
March stats are
Miles walked with walking group 28.5
Days with no outdoor walking 1
Longest Walk in Miles 12.0 yay
Total outdoor miles walked this month 86.0
Total miles so far this year 248.0
That's only two miles behind target......I just need to keep up my momentum and that 1000 mile target should be attainable without too much difficulty.....I hope.