I can’t quite believe how lucky we have been with the weather during our training sessions for the Moon Walk. After reaching 8 miles at week four, we have been upping our distance by a mile a week for now. Short walks are still happening through the week but I have noticed that walking every day was starting to take its toll on me and I was exhausted last Monday at the beginning of week six so I needed to rethink the strategy a little bit.
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The rain finally happened during one of our six-mile mid-week walks during week five. It was an evening walk and the weather was a little drizzly and quite cold by the time we started out at 5pm. The streets were dark and our hoods were up so talking was more difficult, which all made the walk slightly more uncomfortable than any of the previous ones.
The rain doesn’t bother me as such because after all if it rains on the night then I will still walk it, I think it was because it was so cold and my hands and thighs were red raw by the time I got back home. Nothing a nice warm bath didn’t sort out before dinner.
We had a dry experience in the week this week where we set off at 5.15pm and thought some of the roads we walk down were street lit but they aren’t! It was a little disorientating trying to walk in a straight line and we were chuckling that we were walking like we were drunk (we weren’t).
Today the weather was a mix of warm and bitter depending on the sun showing itself from behind the clouds. We changed the route up a little bit which was a welcome change and found a new route that we can extend over the next couple of weeks quite easily without having to do loops of the same route.
Our pace seemed to have picked up a little this morning too, but I did notice this morning that I was starving at the half way mark, so I am going to have to either take a snack with me or eat more for breakfast at the beginning of the longer distances.
My feet are faring quite well now and I think they are beginning to get used to the distances. They are very sore at the end of the walks when I stop but if I don’t stop I could almost carry on for longer. I will be happy when the weather starts to warm up though I won’t pretend otherwise.
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A hoodie will be needed to keep you warm through the night.
SAVFY Bum Waist Bag 4 Zip Pockets Travel Hiking Outdoor Sport Bum Bag Holiday Money Hip Pouch(Black)
You don't need to carry a lot with you on the walk, but a bum bag is a light weight option for carrying small essentials with you
YUEDGE Women's 5 Pairs Wicking Breathable Cushion Casual Crew Socks Outdoor Multi Performance Hiking Trekking Walking Athletic Socks
Investing in a good pair of walking socks will help keep your feet fresh.
Fitbit Versa Health & Fitness Smartwatch with Heart Rate, Music & Swim Tracking, Black
A health tracking watch is a great way to motivate you through the walk, keeping track of distance covered and steps taken
Simple Modern Wave Water Bottle - Vacuum Insulated Double-Walled 18/8 Stainless Steel Flask Travel Mug
A water bottle is a must to keep you hydrated through the long night.