I woke up yesterday morning with several blisters and an unpleasant tightness of the calves… Sunday was the MS Walk in London and the Majestic Pandicorns smashed it!
Edward and I woke up early on Sunday morning and after quick showers and an ever quicker breakfast, we were on our way to High Barnet. From there, we caught a train to Sloane Square and walked to the nearby Battersea Park where we met with our friends and 600 other people clad in bright orange.
We signed in and grabbed a few bottles of water and Clif bars before joining the crowd for a quick zumba warm-up. Well, some joined… I was catching my breath on a bench, swallowing ‘extra strength’ cold medicine and sucking on my inhaler. I had spent the previous three days mostly in bed, recovering from two asthma attacks and a flu that had completely knocked me out. Needless to say, I didn’t feel in the best shape of my life! Thankfully, the medication helped and I was able to follow along with the group.
The walk took us across Chelsea Bridge and along the Thames towards the Southbank and the many landmarks of the city. We saw the Battersea Power Station, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, strolled under the London Eye, passed the Tate Modern and St. Paul’s Cathedral, and crossed Millennium Bridge and Tower Bridge. It took us a little more than 4 hours to complete the route, including a coffee break around lunchtime.
After signing out and receiving our medals from the MS Society volunteers, we sat in the park and ‘assessed the damages’. Most of us ended up with blisters and sore muscles but the money we raised for the caused made it all worth it.