Posted by Kirsten Gibbs Last updated 7th September 2022 reading time
Now that the weather is turning autumnal, I've decided I need to work on getting a little bit fitter.
So every other morning I get up early, walk a couple of miles to one of my local parks, and use their outdoor gym equipment. Well actually, just the rowing machine thing, because I'm trying to get some upper body movement in.
Then I walk back again.
This morning was my second visit. The chap who was there the first time saw me coming and said "you after that machine there?", and when I nodded, got his towel out and carefully wiped the seat for me, to get the dew off.
That wasn't just a kind gesture, it was a 'welcome to the club', a little bit of encouragement, a nudge to start a habit. Because now I have to continue, so I don't let him down as well as myself.