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Sunday, November 17, 2013

If you want to see some fun pictures, pop over to Harrowjet's blog. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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She's just completed a 5K Santa Run and her blog is full of Santa pictures. As is the fashion, in the 12 Weeks to Walking Team, some of us joined her to walk the same virtual distance. In other words - we walked the distance - but in our own locality. The race was on Saturday, but we were staying with our little grandchildren. How could I join in? Well - take them with me. And that's exactly what happened!

This was the start of the walk.



I had marked the distance on a map, it didn't look far on paper, but there were some tired legs by the end of it!



Some of us needed the odd helping hand, but some of the detours weren't on the map so accounted for a fair few extra steps!



We stopped from time to time to admire the view and take a drink from our water bottles. We could also see other people walking on the lower path.



Sometimes Grandma got so distracted photographing leaves and trees that she had to rush to catch up. However, walking with Grandpa meant that she wasn't even missed emoticon



We were now on our way to a planned deviation



We did a big circumference of the car park so that we could watch for trains at the same time. It's a busy commuter line, and there are plenty of trains during the day, even at weekends. I knew the car park would be empty, though. We were now over half way and one of us was beginning to falter. The answer was to look to see if we could find something unexpected. Did we succeed?

We did -



What a strange place to find a mug!

We left it in case the owner returns.



Then it was back towards the woods



and it's a bit upsetting when you get left behind emoticon



In those circumstances the best thing to do is run



and before you know it.....



..... not only are you out in front, but.......



You are first to cross the finish line

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It was a slow time, but we managed it without a stroller - and I was really pleased and proud of the enthusiasm shown by the two youngest members of the party! Now it was back to the car and a journey home for a well-earned tea.

Onwards and Upwards, Sparkeroonies. It was a fun walk, and we had another this morning. If I have nothing else to share with you I'll tell you about that tomorrow.






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BLUENOSE63 11/18/2013 5:10PM

  I absolutely loved your blog.....it felt like I was right there walking with your clan! I am going to popover to see Harrowjet in her Santa suit!

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IMLOCOLINDA 11/18/2013 12:47AM

    Not one of you in a Santa suit??? Great pictures. Let's go with the story that's why you were so far behind...you were taking pictures!!


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STEPH-KNEE 11/17/2013 8:24PM

    Great photos!

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TREV1964 11/17/2013 7:04PM

    Another lovely walk -

Thanks for sharing

Cheers

Trev

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JAE_HENNINGTON1 11/17/2013 5:24PM

  what a beautiful way to spend time...a walk she will remember

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MARITIMER3 11/17/2013 5:13PM

    What a great idea.
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MADEIT3 11/17/2013 5:11PM

    You live in such a beautiful place - and how wonderful to share the walk with your grandkids!! It was so windy today by the time I got to start my walk that I had to default to the treadmill. Oh well. Maybe lovely photos tomorrow...

Take care!!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/17/2013 4:38PM

    emoticon Great pics of your walk!

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 11/17/2013 4:33PM

    Thank you for sharing your 'special' walk.
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PROUD-GRANDMA 11/17/2013 3:59PM

    Good times!

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NOWYOUDIDIT 11/17/2013 3:45PM

    Wonderful post! emoticon

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 11/17/2013 3:38PM

    Nice pics!

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SHERYLP461 11/17/2013 2:45PM

    Sounds like a delightful time.

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RHYMESWITHBABY 11/17/2013 1:50PM

    Lovely story. Lovely photos (as always). Sounds like a great weekend!

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YOYONOMORE1 11/17/2013 11:55AM

    What a lovely time outside with the grandchildren. The pictures are great.

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GINIEMIE 11/17/2013 11:46AM

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful walk with us. Yesterday with the rain I did not walk outside, I put a mile and a half on my treadmill before Erik got up though. Not 12 K but I walked.
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NORASPAT 11/17/2013 11:37AM

    Thanks for the delightful walk with you today. When we lived In Middlesborough we loved to watch the trains. Both DH and I were train spotters in our youth. He even brought his LNER model railways to this country so long ago. It is all British steam, His favourite. We are hoping to get back to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway some time soon.
I walk the rail trail in our city-a very small city It is 8 Miles long and getting longer there are 4 of us who walk it several times a week 4 miles total and we usually do a 20 minute Mile. I must get on my walkers and get it done. HUGS Pat
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HARROWJET 11/17/2013 11:34AM

    Thank you for sharing your walk. Way to go kids. You kept Grandpa and Grandma on their toes. emoticon I appreciate the support from across the ocean.

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THINFITKINDVGAN 11/17/2013 11:29AM

    Honestly this has inspired me to do an outdoor walk on the greenbelt for Thanksgiving. Of course I'll have to start working up to that.

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