2nd time lucky

In two weeks’ time the second attempt on the National 3 Peaks Challenge will be complete, one way or another. Obviously we hope to be successful this time but there are a number of factors against us. Not least of these is the fact that the year is getting on and the weather has taken a decidedly wintery turn. This could cause us a number of difficulties, from dealing with colder temperatures to likelihood of stronger winds, to fewer daylight hours. Stacey and I have a bit of experience in walking up hills and so I hope that none of these will be enough to defeat us.

My greatest concern is that I have not managed to prepare myself properly for this. I have not managed any serious training over the past three weeks as I’ve been on holiday with my family. More dedicated people than I would have made sure that they were out training regularly but the most that I managed was a few lengths of the pool.

Notwithstanding that, and other commitments such as starting a new job this week, I will be putting some miles in around East Lothian and the Scottish Borders over this weekend to try to acclimatise my lazy body to hard effort.

Stacey and I have been organising ourselves and the logistics seem to have been straightened out. All that is needed now is for us to walk up and down three mountains.

One thought on “2nd time lucky

  1. We wish you all the luck in the world .We are sure all will go according to plan . Be safe and take no unnecessary risks X Mum and Tony

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