Sunday, 22 July 2012
100kms is a bloody long way by foot
A team of four women, myself included, signed up to do the Oxfam Trailwalker at the end of August. It is a fund raiser for Oxfam who helps some of the world's poorest people. A fantastic cause. A massive personal challenge. And company to boot.
We will be walking 100km on August 24-25.
Hard to believe huh? If you could see the state of my blistered feet, you wouldn't believe it at all. 100 kms is a bloody long way. Especially when you factor in all the hills and stairs and creek crossings and boulders and teensy-weensy spaces you need to squeeze through along the way.
The most we have walked in our training is 54km. 54km is a fair hike. For some, 50+kms would be an event all by itself. But for us it is only half as far as we have to go next month. My feet will be punished!
So this is a call out. A call out for tips on blister care and any ideas for how to get through this challenge. If you are keen to help out, you can sponsor our team here.
Anyone else doing the Trailwalker this year?
*After all it is July. And July is all about the bike.