In three days, I’m setting off on one of my biggest journeys and physical challenges, next stop is China!
You’ll know from reading my blog that this is something I’ve been working towards since my recovery from two lots of hip surgery, over a year of exercises, training and working towards going on a charity trek on the Great Wall.
A lot of my ‘journey’ has already happened both mentally and physically I had to convince myself (and maybe a few others along the way!) that I’m strong and fit enough to do this. Looking back on some of our earliest family walks Climbing my personal mountain, and our two Yorkshire Peaks walk and I’m so proud of how far all of us have come
A few weekends ago I did a few walks with some more hill training, using the moors at Burley-in- Wharfedale and Ilkley and then the fells near Arncliffe, in the Yorkshire Dales as my training ground. The Arncliffe to Kettlewell circular walk with my husband was hard going in places and we even had to do a bit a rock climbing! But we did the walk in good time, had a few rests on the way up some of the steeper hills but all in all didn’t suffer too badly. The hips behaved! The weather was a bit too kind and even though we had slapped on the sun cream we still got a little red. Something I’ll have to be careful with on my China trip as the expected temperature is about 30°.
This weekend I’ve been taking things easy, well apart from a day out with the girls where I wore high heels all day, but luckily my feet recovered quickly from that!
So, next stop is China! I’m so excited and terrified all at the same time. Did I mention I’m frightened of flying? Well two flights will quickly sort that out and I meet the group I’m travelling with for the first time at the airport. I’m sure everyone will be as nervous as me about our big adventure but I’m hoping to make lots of new friends.
There are going to be some tough days but I’m going to keep in mind the people who have been cheering me on from the start, the hugs I’ve been given, messages of support I’ve received and finally the reason I’m doing this to raise money and awareness for The Ectopic Pregnancy trust.
It’s going to be incredible, see you when I get back! x