Tomorrow is the day I start my walk. I am both excited and nervous all at the same time with a little bit of “what the heck have I got myself in for?”
The past few days has been taken up with preparation mainly trying to work out my route. I wanted to make sure that my five miles a day would be a designated walk, not part of my daily or fitness routine, this is supposed to be a challenge after all not something i try and fit in around everything else I do.That being said I am yet to decide on what time of day I shall be walking as I do also homeschool my son and with him also having ASD it wouldn’t be right to disrupt his routine that we have spent so long working on and getting right. It was something and still is something that was playing on my mind as the girls and women who have to do this walk every day don’t have the choice I do. Yet another blessing I am sure I have taken for granted at times.
I have been using a fitness app to track my route and distance … It takes me 21 steps to get to drinking water. That’s nothing compared to the 10,000 it takes them. To do this challenge at home I would have to do 476 trips to the kitchen and back! A route seems like a much better idea. It hasn’t gone to plan once though as the app appears to mess up on the times when I set out with the purpose of planning my walk
I think I have finally sorted it and shall of course be writing everyday to keep you all updated. There are certain parts that I am not looking forward to as the pavement isn’t the best, then there is the subject of glass … Not fun in the slightest but then there are lovely bits around the middle part which will hopefully more than make up for it. My main concern is my leg as it has already started hurting, (I have a lacerated flexi tendon at the bottom of my foot from stepping on glass ironically in my kitchen three years before being a barefooter) I’m hoping the exercise will help it though.
Wish me luck, spread the word and of course donate if you can x