Monday 19 November 2018

Geese and Ducks in a Low Sun

I've been for a walk again today, round the lake on a crisp, cold day with an easterly wind to boot. I know I shouldn't be walking, but it is too cold to cycle, or rather too windy.

I hate being inactive, I just have visions of turning into a huge fat lump.

Anyway, it was a nice walk, a route that many others take on a daily basis. With easterly winds I'm wondering if any winter ducks might show up on town waters; velvet scoters have been reported in Collingham!

Anyway, to add to my exercise regime now I can't run, I dug out an old and very dusty eliiptical stepping machine I haven't used in years.

I did 20 minutes on it it, and now my other heel hurts too.

I feel like I'm falling apart, and the  long walks I have lined up in my mind, the running, is all going to have to stop. Yes, I worry too much!


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 19.11.18


  1. I don't think your falling apart. You're not that old yet! This morning I swam 0.5 km and jogged 0.25 km in water. Later I shall ride my ancient Kettler machine until mildly tired. I've just dragged it out of it's corner where it was hibernating during the summer. So, I'm all set. In summer I run 3 or 4 times a week. But from now until spring it'll be once or twice per week. A friend sent me a birthday card on my 70th. His greeting was 'Whatever you're doing keep doing it!" Obviously one has to circumspect and if there's an injury to ease off. I her book 'How to Run' Paula Radcliffe says: Take AT LEAST two days off per week to recover . . . Anything OTHER THAN THIS tends to lead to injury . . . As always listen to your body. A book well worth reading. Perhaps you can get a copy from the library. Good luck!