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Weekend walk, anyone?

Hi all! Anyone got any plans for some good walks this weekend? This cold weather's playing havoc with my joints, but strangely I'm coping quite well with my brisk 6 minute walks - yes, I've managed to up them from 5 to 6 minutes!! I'd hoped to be up to 10 minutes by now, but not yet. Mind you, even 6 minutes gets the blood flowing and warms me up nicely! I may just try a walk to the coffee shop tomorrow - it seems ages since I had a posh coffee! I was at the chiropractor this week for the first time in 9 months - very lax, I like to go at least once a quarter - and he told me my spine is like a roller coaster. Well, onward and upward, as I like to say! Haha! Have a good weekend, everyone!

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Posh coffee walk sounds great Kay. The weather here has warmed up considerably, it looks like it will be hovering just a few degrees below zero this weekend so I hope to get out each day. Nothing special planned yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

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Oh gosh runswithdogs, you have such severe weather! We're hovering around -3C and we think it's going to half kill us! The wind has been evil today - hopefully tomorrow will be cold and sunny without wind!

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I am hoping I am Going out for a walk with MrRfc today. It will be great to go out together and have a catch up, it is the time when we chatter and I have missed it while I have been away.

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Enjoy it Rfc! You really deserve a bit of stress free downtime!

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Yes it is cold out there and well done for doing six minutes 👏🏼 It can certainly get the heart rate going. A posh coffee is a nice motivator and reward

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Thanks Mazzy00 - I did have that coffee today, and boy was it good! Thanks for the encouragement!

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Short routines are increasingly being recommended. Active 6 is far better than a lack of activity. Keep doing it.

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Absolutely svgeeks - I still try to do 3 X 3000 steps a week, mainly for the special coffee I treat myself to at the halfway mark! I appreciate the support, especially since you are such an accomplished walker!

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Hi kay50, I liked your term "posh coffee". One day soon I will also treat myself to a $4 (£2.86) pour-over coffee.

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About the same price here - between £2.60 and £2.90 depending on which kind you have! Since I started losing weight I've gone on to the "skinny" variety - either skinny latte or skinny cappuccino!

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I make and drink most of my coffee at home and drink it black without adding anything to it. I buy two or three different brands/styles and make whatever strikes my fancy. Currently enjoying Dallmayr Espresso Monaco (from Munich-based dallmayr.com/deen/coffee/).

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Oooo svgeeks I can smell it! My son and my daughter drink their coffee the same as you do - they tell me I'm a Philistine and I'm destroying good coffee by adding milk!

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Yes kay I'm going for a walk this morning 😊

The women in my area gather for a walk and a coffee on the last sunday of the month.

It's a beautiful sunny morning here but baltic conditions expected during the week💨

Enjoy your walk!!

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What a great idea! Having a walk and a natter followed by coffee must make for good fellowship and fab friends! Enjoy, 13Valerie!

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Well done for getting out kay50 , anything is better than nothing and the fresh air is invigorating, especially when the sun is shining like today. I’ve been having a few problems with my arthritic knees these past couple of weeks, but managed a short walk yesterday. We visited a local house which had opened its garden as part of the National Garden Scheme which raises money for charities. The snowdrops were lovely 😊. Today I’m aiming to put my knee support back on, wrap up warm and try to go a bit further- don’t want to over do it but just love getting out. Enjoy the rest of your weekend 😊

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Oh jao77 - isn't arthritis a blooming curse! So frustrating because it limits what you can do. It sounds like you had a lovely time yesterday, and snowdrops are such joyful little flowers - it just feels so good to be outside, doesn't it? You take care today jao77 - but do enjoy your (gentle!) walk on this lovely sunny day.

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