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merch_am_hanes ([personal profile] merch_am_hanes) wrote in [community profile] walking_the_wall2011-02-24 02:29 pm

Our First Attempts

About two weeks later our muscles had almost forgiven us for our faux pas, so we decided to once again venture out into the unknown on Sunday 23 January 2011. The weather wasn't great, but at least it didn't rain, it was just a bit windy but warm (about 10 degrees). This time a walk in our own neighbourhood was on the menu, conveniently organised by a walking organization. To get used to the distance, we once again enrolled ourselves into the 10 km walk. After figuring out what the hell the small papers were we got handed (they turned out to be insurance forms) by the organization we set off after the other 100 walkers that had preceded us. We figured this would be a walk in the park as most walkers were aged 50 or over, but boy were we wrong :s. After about 2 minutes most people started asking us if we could move to the side so they could pass and then they would disappear on the horizon. This could only mean one thing: WE WERE SLOW! These old(er) people were passing us left right and center at a brisk pace and all we could do was let them cause no way in hell could we keep up with them. BURN :p Well we managed to do this walk in 2 hours flat, so at least there was improvement. Afterward the muscles once again complained, but surprisingly not so much as last time. On the upside, we didn't miss any turns or had to jump any creeks. So all in all, progress :)