Hi folks! Like a fair few people here I am more active on the running forums at the moment. But I have always been a walker and I came to running from walking. 3 years ago I had a health scare and came to the conclusion losing weight would help. My doctor recommended 20 minutes walking 3x a week. Which I found incredibly patronizing as I did more than that anyway. But something needed to be done so I swallowed my anger and started getting up earlier to do my 20 minute walks. They soon increased to 40 minutes every day. And then I added a walk after work to a station further down the line. In that first year I walked off about 2 stone (I watched my food aswell - it wasn't all walking!).
After the first year I started running, but walking is still a major part of my life. 3 years on I've lost nearly 3 stone and it hasn't gone back on. Those 20 minute walks turned my health around. Maybe my doctor was right, but I could have throttled him at the time!
So, happy walking folks! It's worth it👍