I just got back from a swim to try and reset myself from my latest walk, two days ago. As well as my right knee getting more and more painful,
People often ask me if it hurts to walk. The answer is ‘sometimes’. Funnily enough, since I had my hip
replacement, the one part of my body I rarely feel pain is in that left
Wow. What a year 2018 has been for me and my hips. I celebrated my Birthday three days ago, 47
years after I was born with hip displaysia.
This time last year I never imagined that I’d have walked a 10K race and
24.5 miles of the South Downs Way.
Yet here I am having just completed two more days and 12.5 miles walking my hips along the South Downs Way. I’m very grateful that I have the mobility, time and support to do so.
It’s estimated that one in every 1000 people are born with hip-displaysia. It takes many forms and I suspect that no two DDH walks appear quite the same. For me,
Today I took a sneaky day off work and headed for the South Downs Way. My goal was to try out Beacon Hill with my walking boots and some new walking poles.
Last week I completed my first South Downs Way walking test, with my good friend Beth and her cool dog, Bo. I wanted to gauge how far I could walk without too much pain.
Recently I found myself overnight in Alfriston which, as it happens, is directly on the South Downs Way. I had a spare hour or so and decided to walk along the path that I will return to at some point on my 100-mile walk.