I’m mostly recovered. Just some residual back aching (though I saw the physio last week and she warned me some aching would be a side effect of the treatment) – the blisters are almost gone and my muscles seem to be complaining a lot less.
I even managed a 3.5 mile jog on Wed night.
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Yesterday I walked 18km to Portsmouth, where Libby and Rob surprised me by meeting me at the ferry terminal with a bunch of flowers. The last hour of that walk had been very difficult, my feet were very sore so it was such a lovely thought, and really perked me up. They are now proudly sitting on my dining table.
Then when I arrived at Ryde, to walk the last 8 miles with Alex, Cara, Gemma, Ally and Loz – I had the following awaiting me.
So, after a good 20 miles yesterday, I was done. In total I walked 238.3 km (148 miles) over 6 days in 52 hours and 15 minutes – an average of 8 hours 40 mins and 39.7 km (24.7 miles) a day.
I have blisters on the back on both heels (sustained in my last 8 miles – which were by far the hardest of the whole trip), some stiff legs, and I think I’m still in disbelief that I actually walked that far.
I know I’ve already said this, but there are many people I want to thank:
- My fellow walkers, Libby, Rob, Alex, Cara, Ally, Loz, Gemma, Nicola and Robbo.
- My mother and her friend Chris for picking me up on Tuesday when I was at a low ebb
- Emma and Colman for putting on a fantastic party last night upon my return (and an extra thanks for Colman for his amazing bacon sandwich this morning)
- Everyone who sent me messages of support, and who sponsored me.
I’ll update the total amount raised once I’ve totted up the offline sponsorship. Remember you can still sponsor me and support the fantastic work undertaken by Layla’s Trust at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/liannerambleson
Now I’m going to put my feet back up on the sofa
I’m on a boat, and
It’s going fast and,
Chris Rabbit Jr’s been travelling on my backpack
My feet are sore, my legs like jelly
Just 8 more miles to go then time to make merry!
(If this confuses you watch http://youtu.be/R7yfISlGLNU)
I’m donning my boots for the last time rhis week. Just a mere 18 miles today. 10 to Portsmouth then 8 from Ryde to Cowes.
Then its party time for Chris Rabbit Jr and I!
A long hot day but we did it. Now time for Domino’s pizza to celebrate.
Chris Rabbit Jr with his new friends Libby and Rob
So far, I’ve walked over 164km 100 moles) I’ve also realised my app doesn’t take into account the ‘hillyness’ of the route, whereas the website I used to create my route did. So that 164km would be true if all my route were flat.
Yesterday was anything but. We realised we’d need head torches if we walked all the way to Amberley so at Branning we turned south and headed to Southsea so we could get trains to our respective locations. On a ‘no hills’ basis we walked 41km. With the hills I think its closer to 45km. (Robbos app is linked to the website I used to create thr roite and at halfway he had over 2km more than me on his tracker).
Its frustrating I haven’t managed to get to 50km but I can assure you the last 4 days have been extremely tough, both physically and mentally. I certainly haven’t given up (and won’t) but daylight constraints and the limited range of movement in my right leg are having an effect on what I can do!
Robbo and Chris Rabbit Jr were thirsty!
Stopped for a well deserved lunch after trekking 15 miles over the South Downs woth Chris Rabbit Jr and Robbo. Think we’re going to detour again but still hoping to cover 50km.
I also have a lovely blister on the inside of my right heel, I’m almost scared to check on it!