And I will tell you right now I have not done as well as I would have liked on my challenges. No cycling at all *shame face* but a little more walking than last week at least.
But before I give you the score on the door I have photos from todays walk to share. It is often said Sheffield is built on seven hills. Personally I think it may be more than that, there seems to be hardly any flat parts of this city at all. Anyway one of these hills is at the back of my house. Now in the past I have not only walked up this hill but I have also pushed a fully loaded double buggy up it too. I was in a car making the same journey not so long ago and I'm not quite sure how I managed it.
Living as I do on the side of the former industrial heart land of the steel city I am used to a more urban than green landscape. Even though I knew there was greenery of some sort behind the play ground at the top of the road I never went and investigated. Luckily a couple of months ago my husband and children did. Feeling in desperate need of a good walk to clear my head this morning I suggested they show me all this woodland, roman road remains and breath taking views they had raved about. Walking the hill with nice things to look at rather than busy roads and houses has got to make things more interesting right?
It was about 3 miles in total and took a little over an hour as we did have to stop and investigate things. It was also pretty steep, I could tell you that but you might not believe him hence the photographic evidence secured via mobile phone. I felt a million miles from home half the time and the rest I was staring out over at impressive sized chunk of Sheffield. My head in clearer, my thighs hurt and next week I'll be back in the (figurative) saddle.
|On the way up looking out over Sheffield|
|And a bit higher still|
|Looking back the way we've come|
|Looking back (over my shoulder... sorry) again|
|In places it's more a mountain and a hill but if they kids can so it so can I!|
I added another 14.1 miles to my tally making 27.6 in total leaving a mere 472.4 to go.