Sunday, 21 June 2009

Aftermath

A week after I stopped walking, I'm still getting up in the mornings with legs stiff as a board - calf muscles contracted, achilles tendons tight and stiff ankle joints. I stomp downstairs and, gradually, movement returns. Swollen ankles as well. Nobody said it would be like this. Maybe I should have walked for another week or so, reducing each day.

Back to work tomorrow. Am I looking forward to it?

5 comments:

  1. Geoff - You have completed a walk of a lifetime - sensationally well done Sir!

    The aches and pains wills soon pass - I suffered from tingling toes for quite a few weeks - which were actually quite a nice physical reminder of the walk.

    Well done Geoff. Bloody good effort!

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  2. Full of admiration. Good luck with the readjustment to "normal" life.

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  3. You now deserve "tea and symnpathy" from your fans. Enjoy!

    I had no physical aftereffects (my body just screamed "relief"), but it took a few days to wonder how I could afford the time to just sit around.

    Cheers,
    Daryl

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  4. Think positive . . . try this?

    "Life is lighter without a pack,
    My legs don't feel I'm on the rack;
    I spend the weekend in the sack,
    And I've got no plans to walk right back."

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  5. "And I've got no plans to walk right back..."

    And this from chap who did just that and went and did in in reverse!

    :-)

    Be careful there, Geoff!

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