so it is almost two months since I completed the Million Step Challenge, by the end of September I had amazingly walked over 650 miles. The benefits of walking are with me every single day.
I am passionate about the difference it can make to life, getting active, feeling in touch with my body and with the world, not even the onset of winter in the Peaks has dissuaded me. I continue to walk, not every single morning, sometimes it is just too dark and damp, but it is a rare day I am not out and about.
One joy is that I am able to share my experience and my passion with others. The group I set up on Facebook continues to attract new members, each sharing and supporting with their walking stories. Last week I took this a step further and began the Walking Well group for parents at a local primary school. Funded by the local council I am able to run a twice weekly walking group which has quickly captured members who are already benefiting from regular exercise and social contact.
Seeing the delight on the faces of people who had never walked anywhere as they increase the step count is amazing. Listening to tales of solo walking, of using stairs instead of lifts, of the joy of being outside. This is powerful stuff. So simple, one step in front of another, on the streets where you live. This works.
So, world I am coming to get you. I have a model that is working, evidence to prove the point and am available to go where ever it is needed. Watch this space. I will get the world walking, one step at a time!!