Hello my sweets. How is life treating you? I am happy and sore. Happy because I just had a long weekend and it was such a nice long weekend. Sore because we started on the first stretch of a 500K long distance hiking trail that we are going to do with friends. We did 15 K for the first stage of this journey . I was fine for the first 12 and than everything started to hurt. Still lots of muscle ache now. Ah well it just proves that I really need to move more, and that waving around a paint brush is not exercise.
I am really looking forward to this hiking adventure though. I think there are about 26 stages in the track, it will take us from the most southern tip of the Netherlands (very close to my home) to the outmost northern tip. The landscape will be diverse but mostly flat. We had a bit of hill last Sunday and I think the next stage will have a hill or two and than we will be in flat Holland country side. Lots of woodland, sand dunes, polders and moors will be waiting for us. I am sure I will get to see and get to know parts of my country that I would otherwise never ever see. We have not set a time-frame in which to finish the stretch but we have good intentions….
Of course this will mean I will have to start to train a bit more in between as well. Because this stiffness and soreness after a mere 15K is kind of confrontational and lets say embarrassing too.
What is not embarrassing is this latest project I did. I turned out as a bit of a surprise for myself too. But a very happy surprise.