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Sunday, 25 February 2007

PREPAREDNESS

I know there is stuff still left to do. I know there are only two more days to do it. Lethargy and laziness combine so nothing is done today.

I have read all the blogs on my list (that can take a while).

Lunch was good: Every year the TGO Challenge throws up some new characters and this year will be no exception. We have had my Lejog Personal trainer & his WW round to lunch to meet Darren – a thoroughly charming bloke who looks ready to gobble up the TGO Challenge in one leap. He is a fine mixture in the old tradition of charm, quiet confidence and capability. Neither Phil nor I were driving and so we had a splendid time.

Cheers Darren: It was good to meet you and I hope to bump into you on your Challenge.

I have still to wash all the new socks to get them slimmed down to my foot: I buy large ones, but my foot width is more a medium so I do them a bit warmer to get them down a bit and bunch up the wool to give a denser cushion.

I have got as far as Chester on the Accommodation list and Ian Shiel very kindly did a fine old bit of research for between the Pennine Way & Loch Lomond, which included a trip out to check on one particular tricky place. He really is a star.

I guess the rest of it can be done on the way itself. I know I like order & safety but really! I cannot get too hung up about it.

Maybe I will get more out of this if I just go with the flow.

4 comments:

  1. Alan,
    thanks I had a great time today, don't forget I need Phil's email address so I can send my route to him.
    And now you know the truth that I may be done under the trade descriptions act for calling myself Weird ^__^

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  2. Wishing you well from Germany Alan. I will be following your progress with interest. On March 1st, as you start, I will blog about it and point my readers to your blog. Take care...

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  3. Congrats on hitting your target!! Hope you're all ready to go, cause if you're not... hehehe... tis a little late now :)

    Love Rach x x

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  4. Hi Alan,

    I sincerely hope you'll make it to JOG. Good luck, bon voyage, Hals- und Beinbruch and het allerbeste from
    Theo

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