I'm a walker πŸ˜ƒ

So, it's been 3 (or possibly 4) weeks since I graduated at my first and only park run. 2 weeks since I saw physio for first time about my dodgy knees and achilles.

Was banned from running and given a heap of exercises to do. 2nd visit on Saturday and knees have improved and work started on achilles but still no running allowed.

This put me in a bit of a quandary as I'd signed up to run 30 miles in may for macmillan. I'd managed 6 before I hit the IC. So it was quite clear that even delaying the rest of the runs into June may not solve the problem. So I came up with a different challenge.

I asked my lovely sponsors if the would mind if I split the remaining 24 miles into 2 walks which will complete on the bank holiday weekend. I did the first walk today and it was 14 miles. It took me 5.5 hours but it was the furthest I've ever walked and it was fab.

Maybe I won't ever be a runner again but I'm definitely a walker πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£


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  • Well done- that's serious mileage and for a really good cause.

  • Thanks! Gutted I can't run but really enjoyed this. I think I may have to crawl to work in the morning 😣

  • Awww, good for you. No-one would have minded about sponsoring you, but it's great you found a way to "earn" it, well done BB xx

  • Oh no, sorry to hear this. But it's great you're not giving up! Well done on the walking, that's some serious mileage! Hope you don't feel too bad today! X

  • Well done that's great. You could be like me after you get clear of the IC. I do both. You use different muscles when you walk and I find the two complement each other. I love walking so much when I was on the IC last year I started speed walking and now my running pace and walking pace are only 1min per Km difference. Good luck with your physio.

  • Walking is excellent and meditative. And good exercise! Well done on the long trek.

  • I love a nice, long walk but that's some serious walking! Surely your knees must be getting better if you can do all that. You know, a doctor told a friend of mine the best exercise she could do for dodgy knees was walking uphill for half an hour daily.

  • Thanks everyone. Was a little stiff this morning but only a tiny bit, so that was good. It's nice to be able to do something else to keep (get) fit whilst on the IC and I did really enjoy it.

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