>Walking in Wales

>Well, my training is now well and truly on track!! Nick whizzed me off to Wales (my bday present from January) without the kids. It was so nice to get away and regroup for a few days. Nick and I get on so well when we’re away from the house and all the everyday stresses….but then again, I’m sure most people do. So, we did nearly 7 miles on the Friday which was just fantastic. Then over to Conwy castle in the afternoon. Then the next day it was canyoning where I managed to get over my fear of low heights (I’m fine jumping out of a plane but jumping 6ft into a plunge pool scared the living daylights out of me!), and then a small walk in the afternoon. Sadly, we had to go and pick up the kids on Sunday, but I managed to bully Nick into a 3.5 mile walk first.

So that was all really good apart from it made me realise just how tough this Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge is going to be. I’d thought it was the poor relation of the 3 peaks that covers Scotland/Yorkshire and Wales, but it seems that it isn’t as there is more walking involved, just over a shorter timescale!!! So, home we came, and this morning I went for a 7 mile walk while the kids were at school. I have another booked in for Friday so hopefully I can keep it all up and get myself a bit closer to the 26 miles in july!!!!

Healthwise, I think I’m doing ok. Having a small blip at the moment and think I need to go to the doctor about a small problem which I’m hoping is just general and not kidney related. I’m sure it isn’t to do with that, but hey, life wouldn’t be the same without something each month to worry about!!!!

I give blood this week (probably Wednesday) in time for next Friday’s consultant appointment. I have a good feeling this time so hopefully I’m right!!!

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About Deb Gascoyne

I am wife of one, mother of two and a person in my own right :-) I have used my diagnosis of myeloma to allow me to focus on what I CAN achieve and not what I can't. My blog is a way of me spilling out....it is for me more than you I'm afraid. But if it helps you along the way, that is an absolute bonus for me :-)
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