I must say I had a wonderful stay in the UK. I did wear my pedometer every day, I guess I have become an addict, but didn’t keep a record of how much we walked, because I usually do this on my google calendar and almost never had an Internet access. But I would say that the average was 8,000 steps a day. Not so much, basically because we drove long distances and it takes time.
This is a photo of The Angel of the North in Gateshead.
I was pretty good at my ten minutes’ stretching exercise every morning as it really kept my back in shape. Before leaving, I had pain in my right hip and at times it was so bad I was limping, but believe or not, I discovered that I could make it go by climbing up a few steps. The pain is gone now and that’s a relieve. I even bought a trekking pole on the suggestion of my physiotherapist, and promptly forgot it in the trunk of Peggy‘s car.
I was rather naughty with food, and must admit I enjoyed cream tea
several times and fish and chips once, but my friend Catherine and I tried not to overdo it most of the time.
We had a great time meeting and staying with blogging friends like Peggy and Mrs K. and thoroughly enjoyed the trip.
And guess what!
When I got on the scales, I had lost two pounds!