Our first blog
Welcome to our first blog post and thanks for visiting this page.
Seema and I are both excited about our upcoming adventure and looking forward to getting to the Flinders Ranges next year. In the meantime, we’ve got some training to do!! So, to prepare, we’ll be going for walks every Saturday gradually building up the length, intensity, difficulty etc as well as breaking in new hiking boots and getting accustomed to carrying our day packs!!
Like everyone, thanks to lockdown, we had to put things on hold for a few months, so we’ve only just started our training and fundraising in earnest but have lots of plans to keep us busy for the next seven months until we head over to Flinders.
A week ago, we went to Windsor Downs Nature Reserve for our first walk, which was a nice flat, easy walk to get started and was great to get outside in the fresh air. (It was also kind of exciting driving further than 5km from our houses to go somewhere)! That was an adventure in itself! Following the success of that, we agreed we’d meet up weekly to build momentum and get as much training as we can.
This weekend just gone; we went to Yarramundi Reserve with the intention of doing a good bushwalk, but I unfortunately had a wardrobe malfunction! I wore my hiking boots for the first time in about 15-20 years and wanted to try them out to make sure they would still be good for the trek, we were walking on the beach part of the reserve, through a lot of sand and all of a sudden, I felt this weird weight in my shoe, lifted my foot to discover the sole had started coming apart from the bottom of the shoe and was flapping about and I could no longer walk properly. I felt like a clown wearing shoes about six sizes too big due to the way I had to walk! I wish I had a photo of it now but didn’t think of that at the time. In a way I was glad it happened at the beginning of the walk, so we didn’t have far to go back but I would’ve preferred it happened after we got a walk in for the day. When I got back to my car, I shook my foot, so I didn’t bring any sand into the car and the sole came off completely, so that was the end of that.
We haven’t discussed where we’re going this coming weekend, possibly back to Yarramundi for take two! We’ll work something out.
Our plan is to update this blog about once a month leading up to the trek, as we get closer we might do more often and when we’re on the trek we’ll update it at the end of each day. We’ll let you know what we’ve been up to since the last blog post and what our plans are for the next few weeks and any fundraising activities coming up, we’re madly brainstorming at the moment so we’ll keep you posted. Now that things are opening up again, we might do one or two Bunnings BBQ’s in our local area. When we firm up a few more ideas we’ll let you know.
Trek Flinders Ranges for Australian Hearts
We’ve taken on a challenge to Do it for Heart!
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Event InformationSunday 22nd May
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