Tag: walking

A restorative walk in the sun

My old 'friend' insomnia returned with a bang last night. As a result, I got about four hours of sleep - which is approximately 50% of what I need to function. So I wasn't at my best when my alarm vibrated on my wrist. I was still convinced it was 3am - the last time ...

Another view down the Thames

As it turned out, the weather had improved dramatically by the time I left my office yesterday evening, so I did, in fact, walk home. And the view over my shoulder as I approached Canary Riverside was just lovely. I know I might be turning into a bore, gushing about the London skyline over the Thames, but ...

Healthy? Or just plain stubborn.

Like the rest of London - and most of the South East of the UK - I woke up this morning to face some pretty unseasonal weather. Lashing rain, howling wind and temperatures that raised even my jaded eyebrows. As I wrote last time, I've been trying to keep up a habit of walking to ...

Keeping accountable: An April update

After January's moan-fest-slash-admission-of-fatness post, I thought it was time for an update. This month, after not a lot of progress, I've made a few changes to my routine and I'm happy to say they're paying off for me. Food On the diet front, the biggest change I've made is logging all my food and drink ...

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Taking the long way home

Yesterday’s workday started with a cracker of a headache and I’m afraid it only got worse as the day progressed. I basically gave up at 5pm and decided to get the hell out of dodge. I couldn’t face the tube…the smell, the crowds, the noise. So I started walking. I was partly walking to avoid ...