Some weeks have passed since I last set out on a walk as training for my fundraising nighttime trek to the summit of Mount Snowdon. I am doing this to raise money to support the horticultural charity Perennial. I left the story in November with a broken ankle, not quite 'exit stage left pursued by a bear' but close. Now however, the boot is off and I am exercising to build up my strength and still determined that (pandemic allowing) the trek will happen.
In the meantime I am now starting, carefully, to resume my walks. I do have to be careful as my ankle is not fully healed yet. If I walk too far then it starts to ache and of course I cannot walk until it aches as then I still have to somehow get home again. So it is a careful judging of 'how far can I go today' but not pushing myself. The ankle is not considered properly healed until after three months have elapsed and that is not until after the end of January, even then it may still play up. So, lots of ankle exercises and carefully planned walks are the current status.
I have learned from my accident thankfully, I now take my walking bag with me which includes a drink and ibuprofen. I paused briefly to take the tablets and kept walking.
I really enjoyed my exploration and, whilst taking care not to over do it, I shall continue to wander out to see what there is to see.
It would be great if you were able to make a donation to help me reach my target of raising £300 for Perennial. I have raised 66% of the target so far, so only a third to go. If you are able to make a donation you can do so here, the trip is fully paid for so all proceeds go directly to Perennial.
Thank you for all your support so far.
Stay safe all and be kind.