>Thursday interlude

>This morning I registered at Traveleyes, a travel company that provides holidays for the visually impairerd and the sighted. I found it on Ilona’s blog, Life After Money. I also know of Ilona from the money saving experts forum. With a newly found cat sitter, I can start to plan a bit more freely for holidays than I used to, so long as I check dates and availability first, and these will be added to my potential trips away. I think it’s an excellent idea because it offers slightly discounted travel to sighted travellers who are happy to act as guide to those that can’t see so well. Ilona also goes on walking holidays/trips and if I find an easy one, I may go along on one of those too. (She does big hills … I don’t.)

One of the things I learned from my holiday is that I’m incredibly unfit. I really cannot do big hills, don’t do has nothing to do with it. I walk about 10 paces and have to stop. I can usually tell how fit I am by how satisfying I find a deep breath. If it doesn’t touch me, I know my lungs need some exercise. If I feel fulfilled, I know I’m relatively fit. For the first half of my holiday my lungs weren’t working properly; by the second half I was appreciating those big breaths. Right now, the lungs are working again. But I need to give them a workout.

With that in mind I’ve been planning some more walks. I’ve finally joined The Ramblers – well, it’s rude to just keep gatecrashing their rambles and meetings without being a member – and I’ve sourced a few walks between now and Christmas … (did I just mention the C word?). I’m also going to try and get to all of my local Ramblers’ meetings, which are once a month on a Wednesday evening.

Next year I want to be ready to walk 10 miles a day at least, so I can do the Thames Valley Walk and hopefully join Abi for part of it.

4 thoughts on “>Thursday interlude

  1. carolwarham 29 July 2010 / 5:40 pm

    >Ramblers will really work you, I think they go at a jog!!Traveleyes sounds like a brilliant idea.Thanks for all the photos, they are great.

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  2. Diane 30 July 2010 / 8:29 am

    >The group I've joined are quite leisurely, although they also have their die-hards, and all the ones I've picked up online have been "easy access" to "leisurely" … there just aren't that many.

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  3. Devon Ellington 30 July 2010 / 12:07 pm

    >Good for you! I was surprised by how quickly my fitness level dropped once I stopped working 8 shows/week on Broadway. It really kept me in shape, and I haven't found anything as good to replace it.

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  4. Diane 30 July 2010 / 12:13 pm

    >I went from walking every single weekend to nothing, then exercising on the Wii every week day to nothing again. I don't think I'll reach my 10-mile-a-day target by the middle of next year, but I'll be up to 5 miles by the end of March if I take it easy and do it gently.

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