Very sorry to report that Judith, one of our lovely Saturday morning walkers, took a nasty fall when she was out with the group and broke her ankle. She’s now spending Lockdown #2 with her foot up in a bright pink cast. Thanks to Jenny and the rest of the group for helping Judith to safety she said you were all ‘wonderful’! Wish you a swift recovery Judith.
I hope that many of you will continue to run and walk and enjoy time outdoors despite our temporary closure. Here’s a few things to bear in mind as we head into the winter months:
- Watch the mud – After so much rain it’s not surprising the park is very muddy, there is also a thick carpet of Autumn leaves. It can be very slippery and nasty things can lurk in the leaves so take care!
- Proper footwear – Ensure your trainers are up to the job. Generally speaking waterproof trainers come with better grip. In these conditions I’d recommend boots for walking.
- Be in the moment – Anxiety levels running high at the moment so be mindful of adding to it by setting too many running or walking targets. For some folks having a goal works well but for others it brings stress to the very thing that should be helping to bring stress levels down! Whatever you’re doing try to enjoy your run or walk in the moment. Be mindful of how you feel, the weather and the environment around you. Autumn and Winter bring a beauty of their own but you have to be looking to see it!
- Plan your route – If going out alone be sure to plan your route and time of day for safety. Remember it’s dark in the mornings and evenings so be sure to wear hi vis and stick to areas with good lighting. Carry your phone and ICE details and make sure someone knows where you are going and what time you expect to be back.
Stay Safe SE Fitness and Get Well Soon Judith xxx