Hello Elaine What a great idea. Sometimes we don't have anything much to say so it will be great to just say Hi, and am still looking ,and participating and basically still around and interested.
Gidday 'foxylady' ... great to see you taking me up on this. I don't have a lot of news just a daunting thought of the work on my desk today! Have just got back from my walk and got a soggy doggy after her swim and then we got a bit drenched in a heavy shower. Breakfast awaits. Have a greeeeat day!
Since: Jul 2008
Well it is another gorgeous sunny day here at the top of the South, my knees appear to be on the mend so the procrastination needs to stop - I have pulled out the half marathon training book and have decided that athough I don;t have one in mind it is a good way to get moving again. - Gosh and today was a Day Off - got to love the training plan. Hi to everyone and lets all get moving however slowly!!!!
Just about to watch Corrie St but have to pop in and say hi hello how are ya all. I didn't walk this morning because I read too late last night. Hope you're all doing good.
Lois great to see you there, good luck with your plan.
Since: Jan 2008
I walked up the Mount today..another glorious day but a bit windy. No matter how many times I do it..it is always tough but just such a beautiful view at the top. You always bang into someone you know or in my case someone who recognises me from the past and wants to have a chat.Anyway good on you Elaine for all the dialogue..hope youare still planning to do the SUB Molenberg walk on the North Shore.
Since: Oct 2007
Hi There-Happy New Year!!!!!!!!So where did the holidays go to?
Talking of the Mount-or Mauao-its popularity is incredible!The equivalent of Tauranga
s total population walked the base track last month-thats 4 people every minute.In December 112,550 walked the base track and 22380 of those climbed to the top like Susan.Nearly 3630 per day !For out of towners walking either around or up/down is a magic experience!
Thanks heaps Elaine -You're just what we need-and thanks to all others who are joining in.
Howdy all. Great to see the regulars hanging in there. I've been getting out running a bit which is good. Got my Foxy sister up this morning and she did an hour so we are getting there. we've decided we may as well do the City to Surf as it gives us a goal to work towards. From there it's onto the ChCh 1/2 marathon so I think we will have something to keep us motivated until winter at least. We are also on the weight loss wagon too with healthy eating and NO JUNK. Well not much......perhaps just in the weekend and a glass of wine too.
It is hard to keep the interest up isn't it. Quite a few have dropped off and theres just us left.
I tell as many people as I can about the site but they just tend to have a look and not return.
Not sure what to do about that but I know there are some great mindds out there and we will come up with something eventually. Meantime we can keep this forum up and continue to post as much as we can.
Have a marvellous day everyone.
Great to see all these posts, wow! Fab.
I did walk this morning but my legs are a bit like lead this week for some reason! Then when I get going the dog slows down ... poor thing runs all her energy off at the beach and forgets here age for getting up the hill. Still it's been beautiful making the effort as the sunrise these mornings has been perfect, clear and spectacular. Makes you feel good all day.
Yes Susan I am going to do the Molenburg - never done this before, ie an 'official' walk. After I registered had this awful thought that I might be the only walker ... that everyone else will be running like Olympians and cycling and I'll be the very last to arrive home! Still if that were the (unlikely) case, I'll still hold my head high!
Have a fab day folks ...
re the Mount, never have climbed that - will add to my list of 'must do's'
Since: Jul 2008
Gosh we have been having a good run of weather, Nelson seems to have missed any sort of rain really, but the garden is looking somewhat parched, just a couple of days rain would be good. Holiday makers don't want it though. I just had to pop over to a friends house and there were about 20 out on their bikes, and about the same number of walkers, I did see one man out walking but the rest were woman, mind you most of the cyclists were men, - not exactly sure if that means something or not!!!!. Well the Buller is off for me, my knees haven't come right since the UK so have flagged the buller, such a shame, never mind rather take is slowly and continue to walk and jog for a long time to come!!!. Well all you fabulous wonderwalkers, have a great day!!!!!.....
Since: Jan 2008
Good on you.. you will enjoy Sarah's event and I think you will be surprised by how many walkers will be taking part. For me this is the best part of the day.I am not ususally an early riser but in the holidays I get up early to enjoy the peace and quiet before the rabble get into action. Our dog is finding it pretty hot and most disturbing is that everytime I take her around the local boardwalk she rolls in something that could only be described as sh... and man she stinks.
Havea great day!
Isn't this weather beautiful, goes on and on. Lois I agree - all my pot plants have died of neglect! It's nice to hear of Nelson, only been there once and loved it. I know you have the most sunshine in NZ each year so it must be really lovely.
Yes my dog does that too, in fact just about to give her a bath with the hose and my own shampoo as I haven't got any doggy stuff! I'm sure they hate to be clean and go and look for some of their own type of French fragrance - awful!
Just come back from a big walk with breakfast in between with other half and pooch - trying to do an hour and a half uninterrupted. I'm sure you'd all be highly entertained if I shared my loo stop at the beach .... an hour and a half without a loo and a having drunk a bucket load of water - I'll have to work on that balance - hopefully there will be portaloos sprinkled (bad choice of words) throughout the course!
Have a fab weekend folks, enjoy the sun.
Hi all, Yes have been out walking since my ginga sister and I started the other day. Quite enjoying it now, the first morning was a bit of a chore tho. Yesterday I went for a walk with my two daughters along the beach from the pier to north New Brighton and back. It was very hot and the water was lovely and warm and we wished we had put our togs on to have a dip. We saw one woman heading to the surf in just her knickers and thought she had guts to do it. I had the guts and that was my problem, I have a bit too much, but if I keep up with the walking now and the eating who knows? Hopefully going to do the city to surf but will see how the bod takes to the training first. My Doctor isn't too keen on me doing it as my big walks really affected me last year but am not too keen on giving up yet. Will see how it goes. Looks like we are all getting out there WELL DONE LADIES.
Since: Jul 2008
Well done all, well with this annoying knee the Dr who can't figure out what is wrong suggested I pushbike for 6 weeks, all fine and dandy if you have a push bike. However a girlfriend who has one and is in the UK for next three weeks told me to go borrow hers. So this morning I walked to hers (5klm), and biked back, well ladies it has been a number of years since venturing on a bike - was a bit daunting but I got back. The worst is it is hilly around here, but the bike will go into the back of my car, so will go find a flatter location to get used to the bike. I am pleased to say that so far the knee is not feeling too bad even after the walk, I did strap it today so maybe that is the trick for a while. Foxy, you need to be careful, don't go putting your health on the line by being stubbon, keep the walking up but don't over do it. I have had to bow out of the Buller this year, annoyed me but really isn't worth pushing it and not being able to carry on. I had to laugh over the knickers and the guts - and know exactly how you feel. Hi to all....
Since: Oct 2007
Took pooches to my favourite walk this morning-a lovely grassy walk alongside a river -only to discover that the Council in its wisdom has decided to re route the river so my dog walk will be no more!Apparently in their wisdom they are returning the river to its former pathway cos the current path way is too straight and boring!!!!!
I am distraught as it was the one place I could go and let the dogs run and swim without too much fear of other people and dogs being affected.
So now I will spend my avo -actually probably the week -trying t find the person 'in charge' of the decision to see what can be done -if anything!!!!!!Not hopeful.
Thanks for all the posts-Susan and I need to come up with some more ideas for getting WW 'out there'-We still like to think that WW can help mobilise women for their healths sake.Any/all ideas gratefully accepted.
Since: Jul 2008
Just had a thought,
Just about all the District Health Boards, are delivering some sort of physical health, good eating programmes, trying to encourage people to move and eat right etc., the web site might be useful for them to help promote etc. Just a thought! Lois
Paula, that's very annoying when councils change things just like that! I hope you find someone who will help turn things around - our dogs are important to us and they need to be able to exercise too.
Lois sorry to hear about your knee but hope the bike continues to help - I'd love a bike but I'm quite scared in the busy traffic around where we live.
I walked without the dog tonight and upset her no end ... but trying to have good fast walk and increase my time before Sunday - did an hour and 20 mins in a wide circuit from home that I've been trying to pluck up the courage to do. I did walk her before work though so I'm hopefully forgiven!
Night night folks
Since: Jul 2008
No bike today went for a 45 minute walk, and then tried some walking backwards up a slight hill, trying to build up some different mussels, that was interesting and very hard work, I am sure I looked like a plonker.
Riding around here on the bike is also not a pleasant experience at this time of year, hilly, and very narrow and with all the holiday makers not fun, so I am heading to a friends house and riding on wider roads and quieter roads until I am a bit more confident etc.
Having a dog certainly motivates you, unfortunately I lost my boy about 8 years ago and haven't replaced, mainly because of the location I now live in, I have no fences and I spend a bit of time away from home so not ideal for a new dog.
Hope you lovely ladies have all had a good day....
And hi to from sweden to all wonder walkers.
I am a NZ girl living up here just now, and have found wonder walkers great. Of course just now it is cold and dark most of the time, so it is even more important to get out and walk. Our School PTA has a walking group. This is great and has been a great way for me to meet other english speaking women. Keep up the summer walking down under!
Since: Jan 2008
And Hi back,how fantastic to get a post from a Kiwi living overseas.I don't suppose you really want to hear about the beautiful summer we are having with the hottest yet to come.Hope you stay online and share your winter walking experiences.
Since: Sep 2008
I have looked at 'training/walking for a marathon' but I wondered if you suggest training for walking a 1/2 marathon?
I was doing a lot of walking a couple of years back including some long 'trips' but over the last 2yrs have had to cut back due to other reasons but I'm keen to get started again. It will need to be 'on own' as my life is still difficult.