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Moving

Step 1 – Walking
The Running Granny’s first small step was to walk.
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Step 7 – I joined a gym
As I started to lose weight, I felt I would like to do something as well as the walking to get into better …
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Step 8 – I took an evening class
Right at the start of my small steps I didn’t have a plan of what I was going to do other than make …
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Step 10 – I changed my shopping habits
I never had a set time to go food shopping and would fit it in going home after work. This meant I never …
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Step 11 – I went walking with a dog
This small step was really life enhancing. I was enjoying my walking and decided to get a dog. Having had dogs when I …
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Step 15 – I challenged myself by supporting a friend
An older, inspirational friend who aged 66 years was working towards an ambitious goal, to attempt the Joss Naylor Lakeland mountain running challenge. …
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Step 16 – I planned a walk in the countryside and did it!!!
As I walking regularly, I thought it would be nice to walk somewhere new. I already knew where I’d like to go but …
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Step 17 – I went camping
I went camping and spent a night under the stars. This was a really adventurous small step for me. There was a place …
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Step 19 – I got up early to watch a sun rise
I got up early to see the sunrise. In those days when I was overworking and highly stressed, I didn’t sleep well at …
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Step 21 – I went cycling
I had an old bike in the shed, which I’d rarely used. Lots of people cycled past me when I was out walking, …
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Step 24 – I joined a cycling group
I heard about a new cycling club that had started up in my town and, having found out a bit more about it, …
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Step 25 – I tried something new
There was an ‘exploring different activities’ day held at my local leisure centre and I went along. They had different taster classes you …
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Step 26 – I went swimming
I swam as a child and also used to take my children swimming. A friend encouraged me to swim again. I’ve never quite …
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Step 29 – I went to parkrun
Walking had made a big difference and, alongside my many other small steps contributed to transforming my life. I’d heard about Parkrun and …
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