4.10pm – I’m walking to Daventry today which is a 1/3 of my journey and I’m walking the route I will follow on 21st April. I’ve just seen an ex-pupil’s parents who have offered me a lift! It was tempting but I managed to resist. I’m keeping going so I can earn a glass of wine at the end! 😃
5.55pm – I’m still walking….a nice elderly gentleman has just offered me a lift.
Back in training…..I have had a 3 days enforced rest – Ofsted visiting took priority I’m afraid. Feeling a bit exhausted so only 6 km tonight. This does mean that my holidays are now Ofsted preparation free! I have no excuses so plenty of training planned.
Feeling like a change of scenery today – Off to Pitsford Reservoir. It is really windy today and I desperately want to join the sailors but I have to keep walking! My husband is with me again but 3.7 miles (6 km) in and he has to stop. I have finally exhausted him – I have a sneaky feeling he spotted the ice-cream van. Unfortunately, it is a circular route so someone has to continue on for another 5.4 miles (8.7 Km). There better be an ice-cream at the end for me!
Another perfect day for walking. At 10am my husband and I arrive at Draycote Water for our next training session. Today’s aim is to walk around twice. 10.5 miles (17.7 km)! The first lap was in the company of my husband but he drops out as I start the second lap. The second lap was in the company of Aaron Copland (#Appalachian Spring #Rodeo #Billy the Kid). I manage it faster with him as my companion!
My sister invites me to dinner – She lives 5 miles way, perfect training distance and a Chinese meal is on the dinner table. Great incentive.
Just the shoes! On my way to my Sisters
Only a 3 mile walk tonight – I am still recovering from last night’s treatment.
No Training tonight but I am visiting my sports therapist (Cat) – an integral part to being able to achieve this challenge. Unfortunately, I am carrying two injuries at the moment – A ruptured Achilles Tendon which I had a procedure for over the Christmas Period and a back injury. 1 ½ hours later and I am ready to face the week ahead.
Unfortunately I arrive home after dark so the walking is restricted to paths that are lit. Another 5.2 miles (8.5 km).
Woke up to glorious sunshine. Off to my next training session. 5.2 miles walk (8.5 km) around Draycote Water in the company of my husband again. Peet family motto – 1 in all in!
I have convinced my husband to join me on a walk today. 3.5 miles along the Great Central Railway. Don’t panic it is disused.