Yay…I’m celebrating that this blindman has reached over 350,000 steps!! I’m also trying to calm my aching legs…But i already feel like a battered ‘Group B’ rally car after being thrashed around the rally stages, and i’ve only done a third of the challenge!
I think i need to break out my old panel beating skills to repair and restore my old classic bodywork. It needs lots of repairs,planishing and some putty filler, lol! 🤣
Getting lost in the woods…😨
As you may know it’s taken me about 2 years to finally create a 2.5 mile lap in my local woods…But as I’m now using my new microsoft soundscape GPS app to navigate me through the woods, i had a bright idea to try and lengthen my trail lap…Bad idea! 🤣
As i was happy the heatwave had stopped and i was much cooler, i could now hear the thunder rolling in the distance. This was great but i was past the point when i could’ve turned round and gone back…But i’d shuffled further in to the woods thinking i could find my furthest audio beacon and create a cool new larger lap! 😨
The path got thinner and thinner until i was being brushed from either side by nettles and brushes, and it was getting much darker with the clouds moving in. The audio in my ears came from the left and told me my nearest beacon was 0.3 miles away at my 9 o’ clock…That’s great but there’s no path going left only forward. 🤔
And just as i was getting to the point of ‘Oh no i shouldn’t have done this’, i checked my surrounding markers on the app and there was one at around 11 O’ clock and it was about 800 feet away…Wow i couldn’t believe it…But then i hit what i thought was a brick wall, it really doesn’t look like the photo from inside my eyes!! 🤣
I fairy stepped up to the barrier thinking i’d have to turn back but knowing turning back was impossible. So i approached it zombie style but also using my feet to touch it, as i didn’t know if it was an electric fence…My imagination really isn’t good at times like these and i wish i could turn it off, lol! 🤣 Then to my amazement it had a gap in the middle and i could get through and walk safely to my audio beacon! I can’t tell you how relieved i was knowing i had returned to my trusty trail lap!! 💪🏼 😀
Wow it would be so much easier with sight…But where is the challenge, fun and yes the terror!! 😨 😀 And every step counts during this ‘one million step challenge’ for Diabetes UK!
Oh by the way…After telling Sarah about this adventure, she almost banned me from walking outside again forever unless i stick to my usual lap! She threatened me with a treadmill at home if i don’t behave! 😨
My Steps So Far…💪🏼
At the time of this post i’m just over 360,000 steps after 18 days, yay! I’m super happy with that amount of steps in 15 days…That’s well on target but there’s been no hospital or doctors appointments yet! 😨
3 donations in 3 days…!!! 😲
You’ll never believe that i’ve received a donation on each of the last 3 days by kind and generous supporters! I can’t tell you how humbling it is to receive all of your support, encouragement and motivational messages, thank you all!