Now I kid you not, on the morning, I kinda hoped Lex would bail on me so I had an excuse not to get dressed. But Lex isn't that kinda friend so before I knew it, I was running to catch a bus to Loughton station to meet her. I was so intrigued; as far as I was concerned the station was the door to the high street full of coffee shops, a couple bars and the supermarkets. But just off one road... up a hill... some chatting...
In the few hours that we were out, I learnt so much more about the great outdoors! I spotted crab apples, ate wild blackberries, sucked nettle nectar, foraged for eating apples (took a stash home), kicked leaves, threw leaves, sang songs...
When we started out, it was unusually warm although very windy. Then, how embarrassing when I sync my fitness tracker and it basically says "CONGRATS!! THIS IS YOUR MOST ACTIVE SUNDAY EVER!!!" ...hahahaha! I have plans to go back (mainly to cut some holly for Christmas!) and to enjoy all the fresh air, grass & mud on my own doorstep!
To INSPIRE YOU to get active as the days get shorter and colder, Ordnance Survey (OS) Maps have given me a 12 month subscription to giveaway to one lucky person as part of my weekly advent feature in the lead up to Christmas! ...I know ...THIS (below) is how happy I am!
Entries are via the rafflecopter widget below! I can't wait to discover some of your favourite places to explore on foot (be it running or walking) or on your bike!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
BEST OF LUCK!
See you on the trails!