Barley Fields

Good Morning World!

I love going on long walks, this is one of the reasons why I got a dog. There is something so tranquil about being alone in a field with only your closest friends as your company. Just you, them and nature. IMG_2557

My friend Phoebe and I, decided that we would do something a little different than the usual shopping spree, and we took a picnic up the fields behind my house and went on the longest walk I think I have ever experienced. However, despite the everyday, legs aching, feet throbbing, we managed to walk to the next village; with frequent picnic breaks. During these breaks we seemed to take more than a fair number of photographs, most of them being the casual “oh you caught me off guard”, one of my personal favourites. Other than pretending to be models, Phoebe and I enjoyed a healthy session of Rummy, which for any of you who don’t know is a card game. “You never know what you’re going to need a pack of cards” Phoebe exclaimed as she pulled a deck of cards out of her bag. Talk about anti-techno day.

We spend nearly 4 hours out on our adventure, and by the end we were knackered. Phoebe had a pedometer app on her phone so she was able to tell me how many steps we took, how many miles me walked and how many calories we burned in the process.

Steps: 9,662

Distance: 6.19 km (3.3miles)

calories burned: 276

Steps per minute: 106

They say to stay healthy you are suppose to walk 10,000 steps a day, I think that this is a very unrealistic goal as Phoebe and I dedicated a whole day to go walking and we still didn’t reach the recommended goal. I don’t think that anyone can walk 10,000 steps all day, everyday, unless they are a long distance runner or professional walker (if there is such a thing).


Overall, doing exercise (even if it is just walking) always puts me in a good mood, and even if I don’t feel it at the time, I always feel very proud that I have done something active.

I challenge everyone reading this to achieve 10,000 steps in a day, before the summer is over.

Happy walking.

Georgina xx

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