Category Archives: Legstretchers

Before Covid 19

Before all this madness with the Corona Virus or COVID 19, as it is now known, and before we were all locked down and isolating from each other, I dusted off my walking boots and went on a group walk.

I joined the Norfolk Legstretchers, a group I used to walk with many many years ago, on a 17-mile Circular walk from Stalham going via Happisburgh lighthouse, somewhere I had been wanting to visit for a long time. As Stalham is a good distance from Kings Lynn my friend Gina, who was also going on the walk offered to put me up for the night.

On the morning of the walk, it was lovely to wake to see sunshine and not rain, it was amazing to also see so many other walkers turn up for this walk,27 if I remember right, including my friend Jayne, definitely the biggest group walk I have ever been on.

It was a fabulous walk, lots of interesting people to talk to and I loved that no one knew me so I had no upsetting questions to answer! The walk was at a brisk pace with 2 stops, nothing quite like coffee from a flask by the sea and the lighthouse was not disappointing looking quite splendid in the sunshine.

The Norfolk Legstretchers seem the perfect group for me, they walk a decent distance and meet the first Sunday of every month so today I had hoped to be meeting them at Aldborough for the April walk but instead, I shall be working and looking forward to life getting back to normal…. for everyone!

A walk with the Legstretchers

As Sunday is my walking day I took myself off to Sheringham to walk with the Legstretcher Group.

This group meets on the 3rd Sunday of every month and is the only group to do local ish walks of more than 15 miles, because of this I can see us walking  with this group more often.

It was great to catch up with everyone and as expected the walk was beautiful it included a taste of the Weavers Way and the Coastal Path.

What I didn’t expect was the fantastic day long sun shine, it took me completely by surprise as it had been so winter like during the week.

I also used this walk to have a little experiment with my HRM, exercising in the different zones really interests me, not that I have managed to work out my zones yet !!

When I run 10k in just over an hour  I burn  834 calories and my avg heart rate is 159

Yesterday I walked 17 miles in around 6.5 hours I burnt 1656 calories and my avg heart rate was 92

So by cross training I must be working in 2 different zones, which must be helping to build up my stamina and burn fat too…….. well I hope it is 🙂 🙂

Hopefully Geoff will let me run with his nice new HRM and his special iphone app, once he returns from walking the Southern Upland Way and then I will know what my zones are…….

All photos can be seen here.