Jay bought me a pedometer and it’s been interesting to see how the steps ‘clock up’. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the instructions, so resetting it was rather hit and miss: a case of pressing buttons haphazardly until it went back to zero and then not remembering how I’d done it.
Eventually, the little leaflet came to light at the bottom of my handbag when I turned it out to look for the new chequebook I’d mislaid. (That was eventually found lurking in a drawer).
In the first flush of enthusiasm I did two (separate) kilometres on the bike and then suffered cramp, so stayed off the damn thing for nearly a week. However, if I don’t go out for a walk I need to do some exercise.
Then there’s remembering to put the pedometer back on as you’re supposed to take it off when sitting down. A whole doggie walk was missed off the calculations on Wednesday because I went out without it. Still, that’s better than forgetting to take the dog.
So, you see, there’s also a need for some ‘brain stimulation’ and I thought I’d try learning Dutch. This morning the package arrived containing the Dutch course and another Susie Vereker book.
That means I’ve been glued to the armchair for most of the day. “An Old Fashioned Arrangement” is just as gripping as her first novel, “Pond Lane and Paris” and I was quite irritated when I had to put it down to answer the needs of the menfolk etc. The story is set in Geneva and the plot is a tantalising mixture of romance and intrigue. Needless to say, I have now finished it or I wouldn’t be on the computer.
So not many steps have been notched up today and the Dutch course will have me spending even more time sitting down as well.
Wonder if I could borrow my neighbour’s dog more often. Provided it’s not raining, of course.