Walking Update 3

The Beach at Glen Muir  ( Photo from the family website http://www.thekriedemanns.co.za )

This wonderful photo, reminds me of the following verse in Psm 29 : 3,  giving me something to meditate upon while walking on the treadmill.

Psalm 29:3 ( NIV 1984 )
The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD thunders over the mighty waters. 

The past week was not the best for me as far as the walking is concerned, due to the fact that I hurt a muscle in the back of my leg last Wednesday by tripping over a loose brick. Still,  after a day’s rest I started walking  again, but in stead of the planned 20 minutes at a time I limited it to 10 minutes per day and walked at a slower pace of 5.5km per hour. It is actually amazing what a big difference there is between walking at 6 or 6.5 km per hour as opposed  to 5 or 5.5 km per hour. In this slow but sure way I covered 5 km  during the week.

The muscle quickly healed and hopefully I will be back on track with walking 20 minutes at 6 km per hour next week, reaching 8 km. during the week

In the mean time I enjoyed my Jikeleza  along a stretch of  beach called the Strandloper  Hiking Trail, a 60km, 4-day hiking trail which  follows in the footsteps of the ancient Khoikhoi and San people,who lived here many years ago. They lived by harvesting the marine resources along the beautiful coastline. The Strandlopers led a very simple life similar to that of the San people.  Read more here.  The Strandlopers 

The map shows how far along the coast I have progressed. As you can see I find myself between towns on a long stretch of sand , where I can  enjoy the solitude and beauty of God’s creation in my imagination.