On the off chance you’ve just accidentally stumbled across me, and this blog, you may like to know that I’m currently conditioning my body to cope with a 40km walk along various parts of the Great Wall of China; a) just because it sounds like fun, and b) to raise much needed funds for, and awareness of the amazing work that SANE Australia do.
As I approach the twelve-weeks-to-go mark, I am doing an awful lot of walking. Got somewhere to go? I walk there.
To be honest, I’m starting to feel a little Forrest Gump, as I walk and walk and walk and get home and discover that instead of having walked for 23 days straight, I’ve really only done half an hour and three kilometres.
Also, I don’t have the Kathmandu or Anaconda sponsorship that Forrest Gump would no doubt have received, where he doing the same thing. But never mind.
And in fairness, I have managed a couple of 8km stints, which feel like three weeks but are only an hour and a half. I’m getting there …
You can follow all the fun and trauma my children and husband are experiencing on my Instagram – @madcowsdiary and specifically the #MadCowSANETrain hashtag.
Inevitably, a question I am often asked is “What if it’s raining?”
Delving further into it, it is a question of interest borne of the acceptance that I need to do a