I used to live in Woodstock - a very cosmopolitan edge of city suburb with mixed race - whites above the Main Road, non-whites below the Main Road - between District 6 and Groote Schuur Hospital and near light industry
I used to push my baby pram down to the Main Road shops and library, used to get on the bus to Sea Point to walk along the Promenade, get on the train to Muizenberg and St James beaches. If I still lived there I would still walk up and down the hilly roads but obviously I would be cautious - as I was then. I would not wear strappy singlets and shorts -I would wear Tshirts and training pants etc, probably have a whistle as well as something hard and heavy in my pocket - but I felt I needed that sort of thing along the towpath of the River Thames in England when I have been over to visit family.
If you live near the Zoo or the War Museum or near some big parks/gardens, what's the problem with using these in busy times?
Now I go for walks when there are people around - I didn't on Christmas morning cos I felt it was just too quiet.
Another thing that I do is Ballroom Dancing lessons and then the socials and have been missing all those hours per week
I agree about the stairs too - there's a Spark lady who does all her training around Malls in America - she walks about 3 -5 miles and goes up and down the stairs - 100s of them - and does not trawl around the shops - it's her workout, timing and counting too!
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