As you know, since it snowed heavily at the end of 2010, I’ve been walking to work and catching the train home rather than using the car.
A couple of weeks ago train fares in the UK increased by an average of 5.9% this month. My train fare went up from 60p to £1. As a result, I decided to give walking home a try.
Like everyone else, I feel tired at the end of the working day, and I wasn’t confident initially that I would be able to manage walking home. The first couple of days were horrible, but I’ve kept going for the last couple of weeks. Something funny has happened – not only am I saving money, but I feel fitter. I’m walking faster, I feel more awake in the evenings when I get home and I feel my lung capacity has got greater from walking up Frugal Hill. It’s definitely cheaper than the gym!
How do you keep fit in a frugal way?
Until next time, Tawney