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Weekly Roundup

Standard, July 30, 2015, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
surf coast walk

It’s been a big (and exciting!) week! Here’s a roundup of some of the good stuff:

  • I got out for a walk along the Surf Coast walk. It was my first big hike since having the flu, so it was a bit tougher than I’d hoped. BUT, it was a beautiful day, and was a good test of my ability to keep going (when the going get’s tough). I managed to find some energy from somewhere, slowed the pace a bit, and focussed on the beauty around me.

I walked from Pt Addis, to Pt Roadknight and back – a bit over 20km. I had a yummy lunch stop at Anglesea General Store on the way back – very easy to access from the trail (just across the Great Ocean Road), and delicious!


  • The next day found me on the Bellarine Rail Trail with one of the ladies who’ll be joining me on the Walk to Make a Difference. The weather was a bit dodgy, but I’d only cycled along this trail (and many years ago), so it was good to try it out while walking. We had a great chat and some laughs along the way – and all of a sudden we were finished!

We walked from Christies Road in Leopold to Jetty Road Drysdale and back – about 13km. It was a great way to get some easy km’s in the legs, but I found it a bit hard walking on bitumen over that distance (I could’ve also been tired from the day before on the Surf Coast Walk though…).

  • I held my first fundraising event for The Hunger Project Australia – a BBQ at the Hub Open Day in Lara. The weather was awful – think sideways rain, and freezing cold wind. We still managed a few sales though, and it was a good way to ease into other (and bigger) events.
  • It’s apparent that even though I do a lot of walking, my body strength is pretty bad. A stronger core, legs, and back will all help in a big way with my walking. So, this week I’ve done 2 different sessions – one carrying a 15kg sand bag, and the other with small weights in the gym. I really enjoyed these sessions, and will do more in the coming weeks.
  • My last Blog Post was featured on The Hunger Project Australia’s Facebook page – woo hoo!

So, that’s it – as you can see I’ve had a great week – hope you all have too!

Happy Hiking!

Fresh air, beautiful walking with amazing scenery, and good times with great people…does this sound like your idea of a fun weekend?  Then you’re going to LOVE one of our group retreats. PLUS – for all retreat spots booked in August, I’ll donate $50 of your trip price to The Hunger Project Australia.

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