It is walk to work week this week. From the 12th to the 16th May, you are encouraged to walk to work, for both health, and environmental reasons.
I am very lucky to live and work in the same village, so this whole walking to work business is not new to me, I do it every day!
I have recently installed a step counting app on to my pad, and so thought I would give that a go on my walk to work today.
Here I am at 9.25 this morning, ready for my journey. I decided to take a leisurely stroll this morning and try to take in more of my surroundings. Most mornings I am leaving the house 5 minutes after I am due to start work, and so I end up all flustered and in too much of a hurry to get there. This morning, I left on time so i could enjoy my walk.
My walk through the village is pretty relaxing. There are a few ways I can walk. I chose this particular route today because it allows me to avoid most of the houses in the village, and is generally a nicer walk. I even get a nice view of the sea in the distance at one point.
I arrived at work 7 minutes and 16 seconds after I set off from home, which meant I was only 2 minutes late for work! I’m sure my bosses were wondering if something was wrong.. I don’t think it would usually take as long to get there, but I was stopping to take photos along the way, and I was in no real hurry. I took a total of 593 steps, which works out at 81 steps per minute which according to the app meant I burned 28 calories on my walk.
It would be interesting to use an actual pedometer and see how many steps I do in a full working day. I have a feeling I would be way short on the recommended 10,000 steps a day thing. I would try it now but I don’t think my pad’s battery would last long enough, and it would not be practical for me to carry it round all day.
Anyway, I enjoyed my walk to work today, much more than I usually would. I might start leaving a bit earlier and walking the longer, more scenic route each morning to try and boost my walking.
Will you be walking in to work this week?