I blog when I go abroad, and occasionally when I do stuff in the UK too. There's a nicer interface over here.

Monday, January 21, 2008

surbiton to hampton court to kingston

Did this yesterday (with a sunday roast + mascarpone cheesecake w/blueberries in the middle):

Surbiton to Hampton Court to Kingston, 7 miles.

Now, I know it claims 6.6 miles, but I'm claiming 7 because the first section (recorded by GPS) was 3.3 miles whereas the second section I clicked in. It (the second bit) is inaccurate because I was lazy, and moreover there's a sign at the bridge at Hampton Court which says Kingston Bridge is 3.5 miles away. Add getting to the bridge from the pub at that end, plus crossing the bridge and walking to the bus stop at the other end, and I'm saying the 3.3 for that segment was more like 3.7. Handily enough that also means we walked a nice round 7 miles. So: 13.2 miles by the end of the 20th.

Monday, January 07, 2008

World of walkcraft

That's a shit title for a blog entry, but no-one's reading anyway so I don't care.

I've made a new year's resolution to walk at least a mile a day -- on average. And what's more, it doesn't count if I walk by myself: I made Ruth agree that it's a co-resolution. Hah! We don't have to walk every day, but I want us to have walked at least 366 miles by 2009. To this end I'm recording each walk we do on everytrail.com (because, when I remember, I can use one of my GPSes and let it do the hard work for me) and adding them up.

I thought I'd use my blog to note down my progress mostly because I think they're both things I will soon get very bored of and stop bothering with. But anyway, progress to date:

So, 7 days in and we're at 6.2 miles. Behind schedule already! Heh.