It’s now been 4 days since the walk finished. I’m back in Blackpool and Louise has returned to Holland. So how do I feel about it all?
My first and foremost feeling is pride. It was by far the biggest challenge I’ve undertaken and at certain points I really didn’t think I could do it. Through determination and the support from Louise I made it. I am insanely proud of what I achieved and looking back at pictures, my ropey certificate from the Edinburgh Woolen mill and the medal I have (thanks Lindsey for arranging that) fills me with a real sense that I properly achieved something amazing.
I’m also a little sad it’s over. It was fun to just setting off for the day, not really knowing what or who we would encounter. It was a real break from the norm and definitely a change of pace and I enjoyed that. It’s obviously amazing to see my children again and I guess going back to work will be alright but that real sense of freedom and adventure was something special. To be in the great unknown with the whole world ahead of me (sometimes literally) was a special feeling
Of course another big feeling is pain. The bottom of my right foot has now pretty much peeled away, my calfs have been sore since Wednesday, my Midge bites have only just stopped itching and my little toenail has turned a lovely shade of black and will no doubt fall off soon. Louise has NOTHING! No pain, no injuries, no bites. I hate her. Okay, I don’t hate her but I am insanely jealous!!
I guess the ultimate question is would I do this again?
The answer is a confusing yes and no. I would not do this walk again. I’ve seen the amazing views it has to offer and have experienced the feeling of success here. That doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t do another similar challenge. I pretty much loved every minute. I’d just need to have a think about what to do next time but rest assured I will be doing a new and demanding challenge. When and where I’ve no idea but I’ll be blogging about it all.
Until then I hope you’ve all enjoyed this. Take care and speak soon xxxx