One of the best things in Hanmer is how easy it is to go on long walks to enjoy the forest and the fresh mountain air. Molly loves it and so do I, but we go home tomorrow so it will be back to usual Christchurch routines.

I have a pedometer on my phone, which is always in my pocket, and I try to walk 10,000 steps each day. That can be a challenge at home, but it is so easy here. In the past 7 days I have walked over 91,000 steps (that averages about 13,000 steps a day) so tha has seet a new weekly record for me. I feel very good ………. but molly is very weary and might be happy to go home tomorrow. She must walk/run well at least twice as far as I do while she is exploring the forest and chasing rabbits.

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