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.
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 dysplasia. 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.