Category Archives: Health

Feet stop, mind races: help please!

Today is Day 16 not-walking. Well, I’m not bed-ridden but wearing a moonboot kills any chance of hiking 30km today. Or tomorrow. Dr Mel is quietly happy with my progress. She gave me some big words to describe my shin: … Continue reading

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Intense rest is pretty intense

For a week I’ve been sporting this stylish ‘moonboot’ to restrict the flex in my right ankle and help me with “intense rest”. Doctor Mel at SportsMed, though impressed at how fast the severe swelling has gone down, has ordered … Continue reading

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The doctor gets tough

If only my shin was as gorgeous as the Pudding Hill morning… instead I knew it needed rest so an SOS to Claire in Ashburton soon had me gorging myself on home baking and teaching Jonathon (Scout) and Jack (Cub) … Continue reading

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Moo goes the cow

Why is it that juvenile cows bunch together and follow me as I pass their paddock? Weird. Today was another 26km from Huntly to Ngaruawahia and along River Road towards Hamilton, past all the multi-million dollar homes which overlook the … Continue reading

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Clean shirt, kilometres and weight loss

I’ve mentioned my ‘bounce-box’ before: it’s a small crate with some spare gear, razor and extra clothes in it, which bounces to my next major destination. Big thanks to my Christmas Eve walker Craig for dropping it off to me … Continue reading

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Facial fuzz given the flick

As someone who loves to walk, exploring the new town I’m in, it has been a little weird being injured and not being able to get out and about quite so easily. So how have I been filling in my … Continue reading

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Phew! I will live after all…

Today was my second visit to Damian at New Lynn Physiotherapy and there’s been a marked improvement in my shin. He’s worked his magic to limber things up and advised me how to prevent that issue from happening again. Plus … Continue reading

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