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So, I walked 29km/18 miles yesterday in a scorching hot sun. I died multiple times yet prevailed and reached my destiny, along with the 19 or so other colleagues that joined on this walking trip. It was organized by a couple of colleagues from the warehouse department.

We walked an average of 5km/h - 3 miles/h which is fast, I can assure you. Only a seasoned walker is capable of maintaining that pace which most of us were not. So, I was about ready to quit halfway but one of my colleagues gave me a good peptalk and off I went, with two genormous blisters underneath the soles of my feet.

I literally pushed myself further than I have ever gone. My morale was extremely low over lunch but it went back up, then down again, up again... until at 4 o'clock on the dot (churchbell rang 4) we reached our destination. We had left at 9:25 in the morning with approx. a total of a 1h break in a whole day. I did about 35,000 steps to get from point 1 (the company grounds) to point B (Scherpenheuvel - most famous pilgrim site in Belgium).

We had a BBQ in the evening to celebrate our victory and then spent several more hours enjoying ourselves greatly: laughing with each other's painful misery, laughing at jokes and funny stories but most of all getting to know each other in a different setting than work-related issues. I had a lot of fun and I'm glad I didn't give up. I would have regretted it, without a doubt.

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Date: 2011-10-02 10:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alyssa22.livejournal.com
I'm so impressed. I really need to do that!

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Date: 2011-10-02 01:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] falcon-horus.livejournal.com
I suggest a lot of training before you do anything like this. Even I came short and I've done a bit of walking (Hadrian's Wall in July and a lot training for that before).

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Date: 2011-10-02 11:28 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] tanisafan.livejournal.com
That is super impressive, well done you!

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Date: 2011-10-02 01:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] falcon-horus.livejournal.com
Thank you. :D

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Date: 2011-10-02 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mathgirl24.livejournal.com
Wow! That's impressive!

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Date: 2011-10-02 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] falcon-horus.livejournal.com
Thanks.

Quite proud of myself that I didn't give up halfway but continued to the very end. I'm making my 30th year of existing a memorable one. :D

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