I’ve just noticed that this is my 100th blog post (Do I get a WordPress hat or something?). So by way of celebration, I thought I’d blog about something other than educational technology, e-portfolios and all that malarkey. One of the things I’ve been very conscious of is that the job of an educational technologist tends to be rather sedentary, and I’ve got into the habit of trying to walk for at least an hour, usually at lunch time every day to try and relieve the pressure on my waistband. Unfortunately it’s not always possible, as work tends to intervene more often than I would like. But, what I have done is devise a number of routes around the city of Lincoln. Each of them takes about an hour, if you walk briskly, something you need to do, if walking is to have much health benefit. Most of them can easily be shortened if it gets to be too much though.
I have been meaning to share them so others can work a bit of exercise into their daily routine, which brings me to the point of this post. I’ve added a “Walks” page to the blog. Each walk will (eventually) contain a map, photographs, a brief description littered with all the irreverent commentary that I can muster, and where the walk isn’t actually located in the city, any transport information you might need.
As it happens, today is the first time I’ve had the time to write one up, and in fact the one I chose to do isn’t actually one of the city routes, but I’m including because it happens to be one of my favourite short walks in the area and there’s a very interesting stately home, with farm shop and cafe at the end of it. (Not that the health conscious will be indulging in cake, I trust!) Anyway – enjoy.