Feeling Today: 👎🦅
So Far: 333.26 miles, 108.54 hours
Today Malcolm and I took the direct route into the city centre rather than the more picturesque alternative through parkland and along canals. This meant following the pavement along the side of the A81. As you can imagine it was uninspiring and unattractive.
The reason for this was because I’d developed a sharp pain in my left shin during the last mile of the previous day. This has been diagnosed as a shin splint by a cheery pharmacist and was exacerbated by walking yesterday – a mistake.
I’m now hobbling around an apartment in Glasgow with Bev and Genevieve kindly fetching and carrying for me – I can’t walk. I’ll see how things go over the next 48 hours but sadly my JOGLE adventure as I’d planned is over. I’m wondering ‘What would Levison Wood do?’ My current thinking is that after my planned rest day I’ll follow my itinerary using buses and trains for the next week or so and hope that I can start walking again further south. So JOGLE becomes JOGLEEPOPT (JOGLE except parts on public transport). This trip was meant to be fun rather than achieving the end-to-end goal in itself but I’m obviously very upset!
Being optimistic, I think there’s no need to cancel plans just yet if you’re joining me along the route. That’s fellow FatBlokesWalking, Jos and Dave, in Dumfries and then Jon and Gav in the Lakes, most imminently.
I’ll keep the blog ticking over, though I guess the mileage details may be replaced with routes and timetables of buses and trains ….