Been busy trying to up the exercise. Trouble is I dont like getting soaked when I go for walks, and I live in a very wet part of the world. However yesterday was a beautiful day, so managed 2 decent walks - over 4 km each, a total of about 9km including a hill! So I am feeling virtuous and motivated today to try again (but forecast is for heavy rain!). Also broke my personal best for speed in completing 1km yesterday (according to the app on my phone) and clocked up over 13,000 steps on the two walks.
In addition to the Samsung Health app (which trcks steps, time active, and distance using maps) I have also loaded the Active 10 app (from NHS England) on my phone so I can keep track of 'brisk walking minutes'. My sister has this app too so it may develop into a bit of a competition ! Trouble is that climbing hills is slow, so despite being the most tiring bit the bloomin' app doesn't count hill climbing minutes as 'brisk activity'. So unfair. I make up for it on the downhill bits though and have even been known to run part of the way (but not on the uphill bits!)
At least I am blessed with beatiful countryside right outside my door, so lots of nice places to walk.