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The Moonwalk Training Continues - 10 Weeks To Go!

Well the training is going well.  I’ve not really lost much weight but all the wobbly bits aren’t very wobbly anymore which is good!!  I have been trying to make an effort by parking on the outskirts of Ludlow in the morning and walking up to the office which is almost 3 miles and then back to the car again after work. It makes it a long day and very tiring.  I have been through a spell of thinking I’m not going to make this. My knees are giving me plenty of problems so I’ve got to set some knee supports as well as taking glucosamine and condroitin for my joints.  I know come the day (or should I say – night) that the atmosphere and sheer determination will get me through. 

BBC Radio Shropshire said they will walk with me again nearer the time and I plan to do my last long training walk around Easter time.  I plan to walk from Bishops Castle to Pontesbury where I hope Karena Harris will be waiting for me with a cuppa and may be a little treat from Hignets? That walk is approximately 15 miles which should stand me in good stead for the Moonwalk itself.  Also Walk the Walk Charity themselves have been in touch with me as they are interested in my male breast cancer awareness as they haven’t looked at this side of things before.  I’m expecting to hear from them shortly regarding an interview.

I am also planning one final sponsored office foodfest for Tuesday 19th April.  Again, I’m hoping everyone will bring some goodies in for consumption and raise ever more vital cash for this great cause. Rather than lots of naughty cakes and sweet things, we are going to have a savoury lunch.  I’ll be making Jamie Oliver’s tomato and basil soup with some home made focaccia bread. I’ll also be bringing in hot cross buns.  Sarah Traylor will be bringing in her spectacular macaroni cheese and I’m hoping that Fi Maddox will bring in her mum’s delicious quiche.  Any cakes will also be VERY welcome.  So we(probably not me!!) intend to feast.

Talking of feast and the fact that it’s the first day of Lent this week, I plan to give up chocolate for lent as part of my training regime. This will probably be harder for me than the 26.2 miles.  I’m a total chocoholic and once I’ve completed the Moonwalk, I shall probably be having a sponsored “binge”.

On a more sad note, my beautiful white Collie Bracken now has terminal cancer and so isn’t training with me any more.  He’s fine at the moment but I don’t want to stress him out unnecessarily, so Howard and I are off to Cornwall on Saturday for a week with the dogs.  I will still get my walks in and the dogs will have lots of fun.  (I must try and keep off the Cornish pasties and cider though). 

Watch this space for more pictures and my next blog and my decision about what I’ll be wearing – 10 weeks to go!