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Walking



Deus Lee

The Hammered Hunter
#1
The wife has decided she wants to start walking shes put a bit of weight on over the years so last week we did our first walk we started off with just a couple of miles mainly flat with a bit of a hill climb to finish the walk,

Monday we did our second walk about just under three mile i mixed the route with a few up hill down hill and flat yesterday we did 7.34 km today 9.42 km same again a mixed route,

Shes doing very well i need to kit her out with some decent shoes etc when the shops open and i think i will keep the routes 10k and under probably do more hill work as she progresses,

Ive come across this route planner that will be useful https://www.plotaroute.com/routeplanner

The only issue is me i will be metal detecting and walking i am only 12 stone as it is i best up my diet lol,

Our last two walks.

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Deus Lee

The Hammered Hunter
#4
I would sooner be walking with my detector but i cant get her into that we will have to sort something out i dont want to be doing 4/8K detecting coming home then walking another 5/10.
 

Bob T

Donator
Verified Member 2020
#5
I do a lot of walking, in fact me and the wife have been today but my favourite time is when I get up on the high mountains in the Lakes.
Some of you may remember I took Wayne for his first proper night out on a mountain above the Langdales last year.
Covid permitting I’m also doing the Yorkshire Three Peaks again in June with some of the lads I joined the Army with, some who I haven’t seen for forty odd years.
Here’s today’s effort.
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Deus Lee

The Hammered Hunter
#6
I do a lot of walking, in fact me and the wife have been today but my favourite time is when I get up on the high mountains in the Lakes.
Some of you may remember I took Wayne for his first proper night out on a mountain above the Langdales last year.
Covid permitting I’m also doing the Yorkshire Three Peaks again in June with some of the lads I joined the Army with, some who I haven’t seen for forty odd years.
Here’s today’s effort.
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I can walk forever Bob its all about the wife she hasn't done any exercise for over 30 years so its her who needs to get in trim considering the last two results are only her 3/4 time out shes doing good.
 

Bob T

Donator
Verified Member 2020
#8
I will need a few tips on what you carry on your short walks Bob please over trousers coat small backpack water bottle etc.
Small rucksack, light waterproof coats (not bothered about trousers myself), couple of those foam sitpads are handy so you can sit down without getting a cold arse, we take a small flask of tea and sometimes one of soup and some boiled sweets to suck on, a bottle or two of Buxton water (or tap water but I like Buxton), hats and gloves and that’s about it.
Rucksack is very handy to dump stuff in if it gets warm, like coats, tops, hats, gloves as well as carrying your food and drink, sitpads and waterproofs.
 

Deus Lee

The Hammered Hunter
#9
Small rucksack, light waterproof coats (not bothered about trousers myself), couple of those foam sitpads are handy so you can sit down without getting a cold arse, we take a small flask of tea and sometimes one of soup and some boiled sweets to suck on, a bottle or two of Buxton water (or tap water but I like Buxton), hats and gloves and that’s about it.
Rucksack is very handy to dump stuff in if it gets warm, like coats, tops, hats, gloves as well as carrying your food and drink, sitpads and waterproofs.
Thanks Bob i will get some stuff together, i do have a backpack for detecting but its too big for short walks its more of a camping one so i need something smaller,

With the wife being out of condition she is down to T shirt within 10 mins into the walks i hit a few hills at the beginning of the walks more gradual slopes as we get further out as she is tiring so i will have to get her something light weight coat wise a walker yesterday ask if she was warm blooded lol,

Another thing we need to be carful with is when we drink yesterday we had breakfast and a cuppa and set off 20 mins after half way round we both needed to pee not so bad for me get behind a bush but the wife's a bit more proud and waited while we got home, probably best to wait a hour or so before we set off give us chance to pass fluid, once things get back to some normality we will have to plan toilet stops on longer walks,

Thanks for the tips mate.
 

Bob T

Donator
Verified Member 2020
#10
Thanks Bob i will get some stuff together, i do have a backpack for detecting but its too big for short walks its more of a camping one so i need something smaller,

With the wife being out of condition she is down to T shirt within 10 mins into the walks i hit a few hills at the beginning of the walks more gradual slopes as we get further out as she is tiring so i will have to get her something light weight coat wise a walker yesterday ask if she was warm blooded lol,

Another thing we need to be carful with is when we drink yesterday we had breakfast and a cuppa and set off 20 mins after half way round we both needed to pee not so bad for me get behind a bush but the wife's a bit more proud and waited while we got home, probably best to wait a hour or so before we set off give us chance to pass fluid, once things get back to some normality we will have to plan toilet stops on longer walks,

Thanks for the tips mate.
My wife is very well practiced at nipping into a wood or behind a wall! ;)
 

Deus Lee

The Hammered Hunter
#13
Haha, that would draw attention, birdwatchers would have a field day.
Lol mate i think we need to wait a while after drinking and loose some fluid before setting off we have been doing mainly road work so obviously makes it a bit more awkward,

Once restrictions are lifted more we can drive out in the middle of nowhere and walk.
 

Deus Lee

The Hammered Hunter
#18
Walking update the wife has been doing good her fitness and recovery is coming on great,

We have been doing 6/8k walks a mixture of up/down hill/flat today we did 11.1k in 2.33 the base of her feet was hurting towards the end but thats down to the shoes shes wearing i need to get her some comfy boots when the shops open overall i am pleased how things are going.
 

Bob T

Donator
Verified Member 2020
#19
Walking update the wife has been doing good her fitness and recovery is coming on great,

We have been doing 6/8k walks a mixture of up/down hill/flat today we did 11.1k in 2.33 the base of her feet was hurting towards the end but thats down to the shoes shes wearing i need to get her some comfy boots when the shops open overall i am pleased how things are going.
Looks like she’s getting the hang of it which is great and the easier it gets the more she’ll enjoy it.
Definitely get some decent footwear when you can but you might also consider some new insoles for whatever she has now.
I change all of mine, can’t remember exactly what I use but Superfeet springs to mind.
 

Deus Lee

The Hammered Hunter
#20
Looks like she’s getting the hang of it which is great and the easier it gets the more she’ll enjoy it.
Definitely get some decent footwear when you can but you might also consider some new insoles for whatever she has now.
I change all of mine, can’t remember exactly what I use but Superfeet springs to mind.
Thanks Bob shes just wearing flat shoes with no grip and thin insouls she slipped into a small stream yesterday lol, no shops open isnt helping what ever you order online is not likely to fit due to her feet shes a small size but wide foot,

She did put some trainers on she hasn't worn for a few years and ended up with blisters that slowed her down for a week once shops reopen we can get her a decent pair i think boots would be better than shoes/trainers for ankle support she can try a few on and see what she thinks.
 
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