(Almost) Spring

Yesterday’s weather was beautifully warm and spring-like. A welcome change to the week we’ve had of constant rain. Normally, I’d be out hiking somewhere, but under Level 3 lockdown, I have to keep my daily exercise within the local area.

So after dropping the key back to my old apartment landlord, I headed to Mount Hobson, which is one the many (now extinct) volcanic cones in Auckland.

There are a number of paths to the summit, climbing 143m. I took the northern path through beautiful old oak trees and patches of daffodils.

Passing a lone dandelion flower floating in an old bird bath. Magical.

And after a short and easy stroll, I make it to the summit with stunning views over our beautiful city. From this vantage point, you can see Rangitoto (another volcano) and further out to the Coromandel Ranges.

Clocked up another 10km of walking today and a nice addition to my Walk1000Miles challenge.

Walk1000miles Challenge

I love a good challenge and my first one is the “Walk100miles” Challenge.

This challenge involves walking or running 1000 miles (1609.34 km) in a year. That’s 2.74 miles (or 4.4km) a day.

I love hiking the trails around New Zealand and finding new parks and streets to walk/run around my house. I use a Fitbit to track my activity and will be logging my distance each week below.

Now normally I should have commenced this in January, but there’s no better time to start than the present right?! So I’ve decided to kick this off from the first day I’ve moved into my house – August 01 2020.

I’ll be logging my distance week by week here.