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Walking Back to Happiness

Walking for our wellbeing

Crosby’s Soroptimists have latched on to this theme for a novel project in 2021. Can the club clock up 1,000 miles in the year?

This is a personal challenge, not a competition – some members can walk a little, some a grand distance. The important point is to make the effort to exercise – for each member’s personal welfare.

Some Soroptimists might be keen to walk the ‘magic’ 10,000 steps a day. Fine – that’s about 8 kilometres (5 miles). However, this walking challenge is for each individual member to set her own goal and pace. Regular sessions would be great. However, each outing – even round the local park – should help to ‘blow away the cobwebs’.

Members can keep a log of their achievements. Photos, too, are very welcome. They will form a pictorial record of the changing seasons in our locality.

Margaret Davidson, Social Team leader, said: “As Covid regulations permit there will be the opportunity for members to pair up for company. Walking in twos will eat up the miles!

“This project is about caring for ourselves – our physical and mental health. After all, individual wellbeing affects how, collectively, we serve our community.”

President Chris Chua-Short said: “As a club effort I set 1,000 miles for the year. I thought that was an ambitious target – but in January we recorded 643 miles!

“So when we reach that total, can we then go on piling up ‘happiness’ miles throughout the year? I do hope so. The year 2020 was tough; I’m confident that SI Crosby members will be optimistic Soroptimists in 2021! ”