In the last week since I set my challenge, I’ve walked 16 miles. A chunk of that last weekend, smaller walks each day in the week, and the final 3 miles this morning.
This morning I just needed to get walking again. Whilst I have walked 30 minutes locally every day through lockdown, I can feel how tight my joints are and my unusual gait is more pronounced.
I can’t believe that I’m planning my last three walks on the South Downs Way! As ‘WalkingJill’ I have walked over 80 miles with hip dysplasia and have just 18 miles left to go.
Last weekend I walked another 14.5miles, and on the first day I was joined by two friends. I was born with hip-dysplasia and it was obvious immediately that my hips weren’t normal.
Yesterday I made it to the 66-mile mark on the South Downs Way. I’m walking to raise awareness of hip dysplasia – a condition like over 1 in 1000 people that I was born with.
One week after my most difficult walk, I was back in the Amberley valley feeling much more relaxed. This walk was to be an exciting one, because it took me past the half-way point of the South Downs Way.