Last month I completed a walking challenge, The Yorkshire Three Peaks, 24 miles in under 12 hours. I wanted do complete a physical challenge, to spend time with some wonderful Chiropractic women and raise funds for Little Fro – a charity helping the lowest income families in Northern India.

As part of my training I starting to increase my regular dog walks and noticed some wonderful benefits.

  • We are so blessed to live a such a beautiful county – I can walk from my doorstep pass ancient churches, over bountiful farmland, along clam river banks, to coastal pathways looking over calm seas and big skies.
  • The sounds of nature are the best – I especially love wind blowing though the leaves of trees.
  • I love maps – planning a route, so you know where you are going – and how this transfers to life. Do you know where you are? Do you have a map of where you are going? What wonderful surprises will you find en-route? Will this change your route? Will you end up in the same place or somewhere un-expected.
  • Time on my own – with my own thoughts. I often noticed I kept thinking of the same things (see above!)
  • How amazing the human body is – adapting to different gradient and terrains.

I will be continuing my walks, and plan to compete the local long paths, such as Weavers Ways. If anyone wants to come along, you are very welcome. Maybe you’ll start to notice some wonderful benefits too.