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29/12/2019

My 12 in 12


I started (almost furtively) in January a walking challenge - #walk1000miles, I thought I was setting myself up to fail and my challenge would be viewed with some cynicism as I have a dodgy knee and err towards being a couch potato.

I needed this challenge to help me move on from work related stress and depression which I was/am struggling to shrug off - it has been hard (both mentally and physically) thanks to self doubt and a dislike of walking in anything but balmy weather! And to make things harder for me, I decided to only count boots on miles! So, it didn't matter how much I pottered about the house, walked about in the garden or the shops - these steps did not count.

Here are my 12 for 12 in 2019. January had snow and rain and the flu, February I badly sprained my ankle, March - a bit of rain!, April the weather finally started to be kinder, May - sprained my dodgy knee (argh!), June was warmer and drier, July was positively beautiful, as was August, September was a bit hit and miss but we still walked as best we could on a daily basis, October - a bad month for walking  a combination of commitments and rain (so so much rain), November - back to mud again and now in December I have reached my target - much to my surprise and even more surprising .... I have signed up again for 2020 ...


Oh, plenty other stuff has happened but most of that has been either blogged here already or it is not for general consumption!


Here is to a better year - for you, for me, 
for this country, for your country, 
for everyone - 
Happy NEW YEAto you all



29 comments:

  1. So many congratulations - I am sure Miss Moss will be with you every step of the way in achieving your next 1,000. πŸ•πŸ’š

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    1. Thank you xx I suspect that the Miss Moss reached her 1000 miles erhem several months before me!! Still, it is not a race except against ourselves x

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    2. Don't push yourself unnecessarily hard my dear. For the first six months of 2019 I wore a pedometer all day, every day. Even without my four-paws to walk I averaged 4 miles every day.

      You are already achieving far more than it sounds like you are giving yourself credit for. xx

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  2. Congratulations on your 2019 steps. Mr H and I have signed up for 2020. Like you we are not counting just general walking around or work as Mr H would complete his over and over as he does a lot of walking at work whereas I am sat in an office all day. This is to make us get out and about more preferably with the dog but not always. Good luck for 2020

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    1. Thank you and good luck! I shall watch your progress as we plod through 2020 x

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  3. Well done on the walking and a Happy New Year to you too

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  4. Well done! You have to be so proud of your achievement considering the set backs along the way. As you know I did my own private walk 1000 miles but, unlike you, I made every step count. Just as well as otherwise I'd not have walked 1000 miles. So come 1 January I'll be looking to see how far you walk! I hope you will be keeping a separate blog page for this again. Have a gold star from me. X πŸ’›πŸ˜Š

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    1. My sweet, it is not a race, we all do it as a challenge for ourselves and how ever way we please. You have had a lot to contend with this year so I think congratulations are on order to you too xx

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  5. Congratulations Kate ... you are an inspiration. Have a wonderful New Year and may 2020 be a more positive year for us all.

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  6. I too wish to congratulate! Wishing you a wonderful year in 2020!

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  7. It's a good reason for getting out of the door and getting more of that much needed light we all need and most of us are short of during the harder months. Happy new year blogging buddy!
    Arilx

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  8. Congratulations! What a super accomplishment!!!

    Best of everything in the New Year!

    🌲 🏑 🌲

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  9. Many congratulations. Fantastic achievement.

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  10. New to your blog...it's lovely. Congratulations on you 1000 miles... wishing you a wonderful 2020.

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  11. Happy New Year!! Wishing a marvelous year for you and yours in 2020!

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  12. Well done, you made it, though I never doubted that you would. Enjoy your next 1000 miles- did you realised that you have walked further than Land's End to John O'Groats - that is 874 miles!!
    Wishing you a wonderful 2020 of crafting and painting. xx PS recognise the picnic tin!!

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  13. Well done with the walking.
    Here's to a peaceful and happy 2020 for us all.
    love and blessings x

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