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Doing the London Marathon (pub crawl route)
I’m doing the 42k your way charity fund raiser a little differently by pretending I’m in London and walking ‘City of London annual marathon’ route. Actually I’m walking via the famous pub crawl. I really wanted you all to feel that you weren’t just contributing to a walk, you are contributing to an international extravaganza of kilometres knocked off and sparkling wine sunk (naturally the sparkling wine was personally donated by the lovely Greg Scanlan). Thank you very much!!
I decided to use the snail icon as my marker for ticking off those key pub km which have all been walked around Fortitude Valley, Teneriffe, New Farm and the Brisbane River. Let’s face it, it’s very honest that I use a snail icon particularly when I forget to turn off MapMyFitness app at the end of the a walk and the timer keeps ticking over. Based on this, my average pace is 48min/per km. It’s very fortunate that I have a month to achieve my 42kms.
1st Aug: I’m sitting at Greenwich and I have not bothered to start. Lockdown is on and so is the Olympics. I work on readjusting my attitude, I don’t want to let you all down
2nd Aug: I’m off, I make a steady and slow place and I finally reach The Royal Standard Pub (otherwise known as our kitchen island) and I’m served a rather lovely naked wine as a celebratory drink. 2.2km done.
3rd Aug: A casual stroll to The White Swan. I think to myself that this place could do with a bit of a wipe down and the dishes could be done ….but anyway – Greg cracks open a red but I have a sparkling water. Halo back in place
4th Aug: Hold the phone, I have found an app (WalkMyFitness) and it’s very exciting. Mr GPS is amazing and the dulcet tones of the app tells me every kilometre I have completed. I am inspired and I stride off for a good 5.27km walk. Well done Kim (I say to myself) and The Dial Arch pub is serving Young’s London Gold (in actuality a Sth Aus Sauv Blanc) and I’m reminded that I’m not that keen on Sauv Blanc and probably won’t do that again in a hurry. I’m very pleased that the dishwasher is on and the place is in tip top shape – well done to barman (Greg) for getting this organised to a satisfactory standard
6th Aug: After a day off (very windy conditions, one doesn’t do wind) I launch out for 2 walks. Goodness me I’m rather chuffed with that one. Ok, two quite short walks but enough to warrant a stop at the Horse Pub and B&B. I particularly liked the B&B (I was tempted for a sleep) and no Budweiser passed these parched lips – I’m back on the sparkling water – it is a work day lunchtime walk after all. The bar stools remain on the bench for the day and my computer remains set up on the pub counter (whoops I mean kitchen island). I have work to do… best I get on it
7th Aug: Striding off for a 5.2km walk – I’m happy with that. I’m at the May Flower. It’s rather nice. Naked Wines sparkling is ready. Happy me
8th Aug: It’s a gorgeous day, just lovely and a gentle 3.5km walked with my mate Greg. He’s very patient and carry’s stuff. That’s very useful. We make it home and enjoy a big celebration of shellfish and champers. The perfect Sunday is capped off with the announcement lockdown is off. Yay
11th Aug: I was super lazy for the past two days – I saw the 199 bus and I jumped on. To make up for my tardiness I have done two walks already today. Yes – found the missing halo and put it back in place and will visit the Bridge House Pub will be a winner tonight. I’m confident the barman (Tane) and the chef (Greg) will be in fine form!
I’m already over halfway. Thanks for reading. I will update you all soon.
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