Day One and Everything Hurts

Monday 6 April 2015 (Easter Monday)

Tower Bridge to Barking
15 miles walked
tube ride to stay with Val Kiley

Here I am at Tower Bridge at 1020 this morning filled with trepidation about what lies ahead. Why am I doing this? 

What a glorious day for a walk. The sun was hot, the sky blue and I got my legs out and needed sun cream. The first few miles were great and people kept smiling at me, then I worked out why – it’s the end of a long weekend and I was walking the last bit of the Thames path carrying a big rucksack. If only they knew, then the smiles would have been more pitying. 

First swimming stop found at Shadwell but I didn’t stop for a dip. The slide looked inviting but the fish were enormous!  15 miles later and I made it to Barking train station.  I got lots of funny looks hobbling through the town centre; I think it was the walking poles. Too many parts of my body hurt to list them all. Easier to list the bits that feel fine:

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I think tomorrow might be a challenge. Thanks for all the lovely messages. 

7 thoughts on “Day One and Everything Hurts

  1. Linda Freeman April 6, 2015 / 7:05 pm

    well done Lucy!! Keep up the great work and hope you are not too sore tomo!

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  2. Grace April 6, 2015 / 7:17 pm

    Lucy am loving your posts already!
    Keep it going! See you in Weymouth! G

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  3. Geoff Hicks April 6, 2015 / 10:13 pm

    One down, one or two more to go … Happy camping!

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  4. Donna Munday April 6, 2015 / 10:39 pm

    Well done on your first day Luc! Hope tomorrow isn’t too painful. And, it looks like you’ve sussed the picture issue, I can see all the pics fine. Donna xx

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  5. Chris Frazer April 7, 2015 / 2:09 am

    Juice…..well done. Good luck. As you know once you become fully conditined it will be fine……lovely phot BTW. Tooth sorted? My thoughts are with you.

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  6. Paul April 7, 2015 / 9:09 am

    Hope today is not so hard, loving the quality posts x

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  7. Tracey April 7, 2015 / 10:05 am

    Morning Luc, the sun’s shining here so I hope it’s nice for you too! Have just read all your previous posts with amusement – keep them coming! Enjoy your day xx

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