Spent this week looking at more blogs and reviews of the coast to coast to try and get well genned up before I do it. I think after the initial shock of deciding to do this myself, I am coming round to the idea and actually looking forward to it. Scouring through various blogs one thing is certain - it is a challenging but satisfying adventure! Another common theme is the idea of meeting and walking with different groups of people throughout the duration. This combined with my own circle of friends who are doing all/days/sections of the walk will make it a very different fortnight to any I have had before, again, one I am looking forward to. I must admit, it is not always easy to get up and about on a Saturday morning but it is satisfying on a Saturday night after walking 6/8/10/12/14/16 etc miles.
I had a day off on Sunday after a good matchday walk on Saturday, enjoyed dinner with the gang at the Lingfield and pretty much a lazy day after that. Monday night was again spent at the The Falcon in Hilton, our new quiz haunt - we are still finding our feet there, finishing joint last out of about 12 teams. Tuesday and Wednesday were relatively quiet and I have been ill all day today, resulting in a day pretty much in bed, missing both work, and Thursday night squash. So no real exercise since Saturday. Tomorrow there's a gang of us having a run out to a pub in Manfield, so it is going to be Saturday before I get out again. I am contemplating a walk to Osmotherley this weekend. It's about 16 miles and should take me through nice country villages like Hutton Rudby and Swainby (good country pubs to stop at!). As long as I get back for the night, it's poker night and, as always, hope to cash in at the expense of my pals.
Anyway, 271 days off the booze, walking 20+ miles a week, and, all being well, diet starts on Sunday! Ironman Triathlon in 2017 anyone........