The Aftermath

It’s been a couple of days since finishing the Rotary Across Wales Walk (#RAWW2019). When people ask me how it was, I am more inclined, now, to say that it was rather enjoyable and now the memory of those hills is fading, I’m even thinking about how I could do better next year!

Sunday (RAWW+1) saw me walking rather stiffly, I was expecting the soreness to start a bit later. I also chanced a look at the sole of my right foot and discovered a big blister which my other half kindly covered with a Compeed.

Monday (RAWW+2) and a lot of the stiffness had left the legs. There was a little underlying deep muscle ache but I felt a lot better than yesterday.

After work, the ritual of the Family Walk was followed with a gentle stroll around Middleton Lakes RSPB reserve.

Today (RAWW+3) I awoke to a wet morning but had already decided that I’d be walking into work. I walked to the Hunters Moon then along to Bromford Lane where I joined the canal network.

Not too quick as I could still feel those hills in the legs.

During the RAWW, I walked and talked a few miles with a guy from Worcester way who is also a member of the Heart of England section of the LDWA. This guy happened to mention that a social walk had been planned for the near future around Birmingham. Checking on the LDWA website revealed that the aforementioned walk would be this coming weekend.

Departing from Olton railway station at 08:30, the route would take us into Birmingham before branching off through Cannon Hill Park, Northfield, Lickey Hill and on to Alvechurch. I’ve emailed the organiser – so that’s Saturday sorted.

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