I will reach 50 this year. I feel good about my age, and what I want for my birthday is... NOT a special present, NOT a meal in a restaurant, NOT a special outing, NOT a big party, but... a 50k walk, to celebrate my 50th year.
My husband has planned it all. We can leave the house early in the morning and should be back before dark! OS maps has been a godsend as far as planning routes is concerned. I recommend it to everyone I meet.
The gift of time (time spent planning the route, time spent figuring out what we'll need to take to keep us going and happy, time spent during the walk and time spent remembering the walk) is surely the greatest gift of all!
Now, the longest I've ever walked is 40k in two days. I do walk every day, with a long walk at the weekend, but 50k in one day will be a real challenge.
If you'd like to know how it went, watch this space!!
Mum of 4, nature lover, passionate about the power of human movement.