As a challenge to get me fit again after injuries (ankle, back, and recently cellulitis in the elbow – yay me!), me and my physical trainer cousin Wendy are going to be taking part in the Grim Challenge at the very end of November.
The Woo: Tougher than the Grim Challenge itself.
The Return of the Black: What doesn’t kill me better be able to outrun me…
Dirt, rocky roads, gravel, mud, man made mounds, obstacles, water holes, more mud, more hills, ditches, more muddy wet holes… 8 miles of tough challenge. She’s not used to the Nordic style which I really enjoy, and I’m not used to straight running… Hopefully we’ll learn the right things from each other…
We’re doing it for Cancer Research UK, and just to make it interesting we thought we’d attempt to do it using Nordic X-country poles.
Like it wasn’t going to be tough enough in the first place…
The thing is, the Grim is technically a run, although some folk do end up walking as it is a very tough course. We didn’t know if actually starting out ‘walking‘ was going to be a problem (albeit Nordic Walking, which is a different ball park to hiking or normal walking – especially how I do it…).
The organiser is not in favour of people who turn up just to walk the route… but in the organiser’s own words when I suggested about us using Nordic X-Country poles: “… I know all about Nordic walking and suspect you guys are not the strolling type!”
Has anyone else notice the huge number of dog walkers now that the sun is shining?
It makes you wonder what these people do with their dogs during the rest of the year. They probably just let them run around their gardens.
Those gardens must be FULL OF SHIT though. The number of these fair weather walkers has increased, and with it the number of dog shit left all over the woods, lakes & nature trails has increased. Worse still are the wankers who bag the turd up… AND LEAVE IT THERE!!!
On top of all this, the current heat wave mixed with the amount of dog eggs left festering at the path sides or on playing fields, is kicking off quite a stink.
I own animals. They take exercise and looking after. When we walk the dog we bag the poo & bin it (you can use any roadside bin, not just poop bins).
So these wanker’s gardens must be knee deep in shit from the evidence that they don’t clean up after their dogs. OR maybe they are sociopathic dicks who only clean up in their own homes, but fuck everyone else.
These fair weather walkers are ruining it for other dog walkers & general walkers. Our local lake & heath is being looked at in regards to banning dogs due to the cunty shit leaving low life sociopathic fuck witted walkers who think that THEIR dog crap is not THEIR responsibility.
If I catch you, I’ll rub your pathetic faces in it. Maybe that’ll teach you to pick it up.
We went out for a family walk today. I was on my Nordic Poles and Chris had the push chair for Alex.
We took in Starve Hill airstrip (Hawley airstrip), the car bin and exercise house out the back end of Gibraltar barracks. It was a slow walk, but we covered 10km, and Alex walked a great deal of that.
As usual, puddles were top priority for Alex. Some puddles caught him off guard as they were deeper than he was expecting! Boots and waterproof trousers held up well for him though… Luckily!
As we passed the lake on the way back home, we saw the Army out on the water practicing with pontoon boats, or at least that’s what they looked like. Whatever they were, they sounded like they had powerful motors.