Now I have never, nor will ever, be a runner and with a new hip replacement I’m actually not allowed to go for jogs. Funny enough, I don’t think I will lose sleep over that. But nothing is stopping me from walking.
I remember as a child, the dreaded part of Christmas day was being dragged away from my new toys to go for a family walk. Looking back, my cousins and I always managed to cause mischief. Now, partly because it is the only form of exercise that doesn’t cause me too much pain, I actually really enjoy walking. I am very lucky to live close to Box Hill and Epsom Downs, which provides endless routes to get lost on.
Each year there are numerous Duke of Edinburgh groups that follow the path coming past my house. I was rather cheeky with my DofE and actually stopped in for a cup of tea, the loo seat and a water bottle refresher. Like most things, my hip complicated DofE and I couldn’t carry my bag due to the load bearing through my hips.
With all this considered, I have decided that I need a target post recovery, so I can monitor my achievements.
I recently went and supported at the Brighton Marathon and the atmosphere was fantastic. That was it, I would walk the Bright Marathon. There is only one problem, they, ‘do not advocate walking’. So I am back to googling.
For now I think I might be jumping the gun a little. I do not know how quick I will be able to recover and setting a target too soon could hinder my progress. At the moment, this is just a thought, one I am keen to explore more, but a thought no less.
P.S. If anyone knows of an event I could complete or wants to join me on this venture, PLEASE drop me a message or leave a comment.