Friday, 9 May 2008

So, what's been happening, then?

I'll tell you what's been happening.

Training for this http://www.walkthewalk.org/Challenges/ThePlaytexMoonWalk

I don't know how it happened, but I got a place, followed the training booklet, and it's just over a week to go.

I have been supported and generally cattleprodded by the wondeful Suzy http://www.walkingworkouts.co.uk/ so much that I'm now finding very difficult to walk on my own.

Over the past few weeks, we've walked some fabulous routes around London, along the river, round and round Hyde Park, and finally last Sunday we walked 20 miles from Hampton Court to Batteresea Bridge all along the river in 5.5 hours.

I swear that after 17/18 May I will invest in a mobility scooter and never walk another step.

I'm planning my costume. The rules state that we have to walk in decorated bras. My children have made me promise that I will not expose any part of myself. Bit of a conflict there, I think.
Still, they will be asleep at home whilst I do this, so I'll jolly well do as I please! The walking starts at midnight, so it'll be interesting to see how we cope with being up all night.

I'll keep you posted.

6 comments:

Maus said...

I wish I'd signed up for this now. I'm going for lots of long walks at the moment and this sounds like a good way to get exercise and see a bit of London (albeit in the dark). You are my hero.

Sylvia said...

Maus, I'm touched. I've never been anyone's hero before!
I only hope that I can actually do it.....

pleite said...

Sylvia, of course you can do it! Tell me, have you noticed a marked improvement in your healthiness/fitness? I'm on a bit of a drive to sort my body out at the moment. Walking's pretty much the only 'sport' I do.

Sylvia said...

There has been soome improvement in my fitness. I also seem to be cold free, look better in the face, and generally wobble less.
My only quibble is that I'm still the same size! This is due to eating more as all this exercise makes me very hungry.

Marsha said...

Good luck , Sylvia! Daisy and I are doing the Edinburgh Moonwalk (14th June) so I'll be interested to read about your experience of the London walk. Any tips are most welcome.

20 miles in 5.5 hours...I'm impressed!

Sylvia said...

Well, the first tip is get onto Facebook and find the moonwalk group page - lots of tips there. I presume there's one for the Edinburgh event too.
And do the training. All of it. The past couple of months have really been taken over by doing the weekly long trianing walk and recovering from it. The whole business has really taken over my life.