Saturday, 12 May 2018

Project 365 week 19

A lovely day so instead of sitting in the library in my break I went and did 1.52 miles round the pathways in the hospital grounds. Was nice to see other people using them including staff and patients. Might not sound like the biggest walk but I already do more than 15,000 steps during my very physical shifts at work.
Hubby was busy making a frame for round the edge of the old tattie patch so we can fence it off properly. Will probably just fire some wild flower seeds in it for this year.




Monday

A very warm day, still too warm to walk the dog at 4.30 when Bob was in at gymnastics so I went and wandered round the village and found a new walk we will use next week.
After tea we went for a walk down the woods. They are beautiful this time of year with all the bluebells. The "clean up the woods" group has added a new bridge to make it easier to get across the river




Tuesday

Went to meet up with a friend. She has been having a rough time so it was just to show some support. She has put a lot of plans into place this week for herself and I am hoping she heeds my advice on the other issues. Quite proud of what she achieved for herself this week.






Wednesday

Rain was threatened for lunchtime so we decided on a morning walk for a change. Went to Failford and did three miles along the river. I have never seen wee Dixie dog have as much fun as she did today. Really loved her walk and did a lot of exploring, running up hills and down bankings. Did have my heart in my mouth a few times but all ended well. We went along the end to Peden's Cove and she took off up the sandstone steps from where it is said Alexander Peden a Covenanter, did his preaching here in the seventeenth century.





Thursday

The Active Travel Hub in Ayr are running a series of Ladies only bike rides around the area. Been a few years since I was on a bike as we had nowhere to keep mine when we moved here so gave it to DD2. So I decided to go and join in with the six mile ride today. It was a lovely small group, just six of us and on the cycle paths we cycled two abreast chatting as we went. I did manage to fall off at one point, my foot got caught on the cross bar when trying to get off and took a tumble. Two nice bruises but nothing really hurt apart from my pride, Took me through an area I have never been before but would be lovely to go back to and walk with the dog. Have worked out how to access it from the car as Dixie is not a lover of walking along side busy roads.





Friday

Dinky was wanting to play with Dixie dog and we had tried a few attempts this week to get out somewhere nice with them but it just did not happen for one reason or another. So they came over for a play afternoon today. Sadly it rained the whole time they were here so they did nit get out the back door but played games and being silly in the house instead.







Saturday

I had put a shout on out Facebook at the start of the week to see if anybody had a Fitbit HR they wanted to sell as I fancied one to monitor (hopefully) my getting fitter internally. A lovely lady came back and offered me one she no longer used and for free, and she even threw in the postage as well. So going to be interesting to monitor heart rate while out walking plus see if I can get my resting heart rate down as well. It also monitors my awake and my restless periods during the night, of which there are many!!
I will need to find a way to pay this forward to somebody else in the near future.

Could not get a clear picture of it, in every one I took it looks out of focus.









17 comments:

  1. Good luck with the Fitbit and how lovely of someone to pass it on for free. Love the look of those steps on the walk with Dixie and that bridge looks like a great addition to the woodlands walk #365

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    1. The bridge is a great addition and makes life so much easier.

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  2. What an active week you've had! I love that little wooden bridge. I would be nervous of Dixie going up those steep steps too. Glad you were OK after falling off the bike, the cycling group sounds like a great idea.

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    1. the cycle group is a great idea and a nice chat in a cafe afterwards.

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  3. How lovely that Dixie is enjoying herself so much on walks with you, she has really blossomed and become more confident. Good luck with the Fitbit, I've never tried one. And good luck with the ladies bike club.

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    1. The fitbit is amazing, it even picked up my heart rate when it was in my pocket at work today, very clever really.

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  4. You are doing great with your walking! Go you and good on you for going on the bike ride. That is great about the Fitbit. Have fun with it.
    The tattie patch looks fab!

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    1. Loved the bike ride, the next Ladies only one will have some sort of textile/art/sewing lesson after it as well.

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  5. What a lovely group building that bridge, so nice when communities come together. Your husbands handy work in the garden looks great too, they might nab him for bridge building!

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    1. Yes hubby could probably help out at the group and is thinking about going along this weekend.

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  6. Those sandstone steps are amazing! #365

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    1. they are also very slippy and you need to be very careful.

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  7. What an amazing sandstone path! Next time we visit my wife's family in Scotland, we'll have to see if we can get her on one of those bicycle rides!

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    1. she would be made very welcome. They also do mixed rides as well.

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  8. you've certainly done a lot of exercise this week, I wouldn't fancy those steps though. Your garden looks lovely and it's a great size, the wild flowers sound a lovely idea for this year

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    1. The garden is a bit large to be honest. the three sheds were behind me

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  9. Those steps look amazing! My fiance loves his fitbit and was obsessive over sleep patterns etc when he first got it :) #project365

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