A quick update again for those of you that haven’t read my previous two blogs – I’ve been challenged to walk 60 miles in one week, approximately 96.56 km. My boyfriend challenged me, I’m not entirely sure why, I have a feeling he thinks I can’t do it! Anyway, if I complete the challenge, he’ll take me out to eat at Zizzi’s. You can read my previous blogs here and here.
I left the last blog halfway through Day 3 with a prediction as to what my mileage would be at the end of the day. I wasn’t far off as you’ll see below.
The picture above was taken on my walk to the pub on Wednesday. It’s an air hanger in the middle of an industrial estate, right next to the airport. It look pretty when it was all lit up, so I just had to take a photo.
DaY 3 – 23rd January 2019 – End
I left my last update with 3.55 miles on the Fitbit and an estimation of 5.25 miles by the end of the day. Well, I did a tiny bit better with 5.43 miles.
The walk to the pub was freezing and very dark. Luckily, there were still plenty of cars on the road and lots of people walking their dogs, so I didn’t feel too vulnerable out on my own. I did get a lift back though which meant I missed my target, but I’d rather be safe in a car with someone I know than out for a walk with strangers in the dark.
Day 4 – 24th January 2019
I did OK at work again with the extra steps and managed to get home with just under 2.5 miles on the counter. I didn’t go straight out for a walk this time though, I decided to go for a longer walk later on with my boyfriend.
After dinner, we walked to town and got some chocolate. Walking without chocolate is a massive no-no, so it had to be done. I realised once we’d got there that I wasn’t even going to reach 6 miles if we walked back the same way, so we took a bit of a detour.
It was cold again, but at least it wasn’t raining or snowing this time. We just kind of meandered around Farnborough and should have ended with a 9 mile walk under our belts, but we unexpectedly had to turn around and walk back home a different way. Still, 7.49 miles is an achievement for the middle of the week.
This means that the total for Monday to Thursday is 24.69 miles. That’s 0.69 miles more than I needed to walk.
Day 5 – 25th January 2019
I knew that today was going to be a tricky one. Between leaving work and driving to my boyfriends place, I needed to pack for the weekend, go food shopping, wash my hair and have a shower. I think it’s obvious to say that I so far haven’t reached my 6 mile target, and it’s unlikely that I will. I’m only 4.1 miles in and I doubt I’ll be going for a walk this evening, as I really want to save my legs for our mammoth trek tomorrow.
After all the miles this week, I have about 30 miles left to walk which I’ll fit in over the weekend. I have a 20 mile walk planned tomorrow through The Chilterns, and whatever’s left over will be done on Sunday. I’m really hoping Sunday doesn’t have to be a 10 miler or more! I’m definitely going to be doing lots of stretches over the next two days. I have a problem with pulling my groin muscles when walking long distances and that bloody hurts! Fingers crossed it all goes well.
Until the next time,
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