Walking the dog. It’s something that thousands of us do every day, an ordinary activity. But one that, at Guide Dogs, we know can be extraordinary.
I’ve been fortunate enough to work for this fantastic charity for the past 9 years. In that time I have managed fundraising events large and small; I’ve met people taking part in the extreme, the enduring and the down-right silly. I’ve also met countless others who have had their lives infinitely transformed thanks to our work.
How do you use technology when you are walking?
Walking alone used to be a solitary, quiet experience. Now there are a myriad of ways to add to your journey. From a music soundtrack through earphones, to tweeting about your journey, to accessing QR codes about the environment you are walking in, it seems the experience of walking has changed beyond recognition.
Fancy a Winter Wander?
If you’re in London this weekend (Sat 26th & Sun 27th Jan) why not blow away the cobwebs with one of the fabulous free led walks organised by Walk London
Over 30 walks are available. All of the walks are free and there is no need to book, you can just turn up on the day. You may even be able to squeeze more than one walk into your day.
This week is normally the one when a lot of of us get depressed, Christmas is over, New Year Resolutions are slipping, and many of us are left with big credit card bills, a bit of extra weight, and a long wait until spring. But I think the weather has done its bit to help out this year - is it possible to be depressed when there's snow everywhere ?
Happy new Year to all Walk4Lifers, and a great big thank you from us! In 2012 thousands of you signed up to the site and started adding your walks and tracking your miles. So many of you in fact that we exceeded all of our targets for the website, and we finished 2012 with happy funders and very happy project staff. So what more can we do in 2013 ?