Training for Kili has turned into something of a roller coaster. I’ve discovered Tabata and have been going as fast as I can up hill with my walking poles at what I would describe as a trot – definitely not a jog but faster than a walk! This has mostly been taking place at night as I do sound like I only have 1 lung and must look very pink.
So, the UPS…… Having experiences like on the picture – an evening last week when I ‘trotted’ up Gummers Howe in the fog and wind, hoping that I’d be able to remember the right direction off the top as visibility was about 5m – it definitely felt worse than it looks!
The DOWNS….. Unfortunately my niggly achilles tendon has started to flare up, with less than 3 weeks until the trip this has not made me happy! I’m doing lots of stretches and exercises but the summit day could be harder than I’d anticipated. I did discover you can buy stick on ice patches today though so they’ll be coming with me.
And another UP – look at my lovely shoes, posing next to the Gummers Howe trig point …..
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