Day 63 Tuesday 18th June
As Royston pointed out to me this morning I have earned this holiday as I didn’t take a rest day every 7th day as we originally planned!
Back to the subject of shoes and the like.
After much trial and error I managed to find a collection of shoes and boots that I could walk in! I needed some waterproof shoes/boots, some trail style running shoes and of course some sandals as I was likely to meet all sorts of weather conditions.
I took far too many shoes with me! The unused ones will get sold when I get home.
Two of the favourite pairs of shoes to walk in were Ecco and were waterproof, the other pairs were a pair of Karrimor trail shoes and a pair of Karrimor running shoes. In total these 4 pairs cost me £20.80 and I got an unworn pair of Karrimor sandals which I have worn on the walk for £2.20. So that is £23 for 4 pairs of shoes and a pair of sandals ……… all looking like new when I got them!
The profit I have already made from buying and selling the ones that didn’t suit was probably in excess of £100 and I can make at least another £100 profit from the ones I haven’t sold yet and the ones I took with me and never wore.
The knack was to look for virtually new shoes that were listed at a low start price on an auction but that had a high Buy it Now price! People looking for an auction bargain tended to ignore these and then I got them for a song. Eg the the most I paid was £8.60 but these shoes were listed with a start price of £8.00 and a Buy it Now of £35! These were shoes that would have cost over £80 new!
So enough on feet and shoes. I was prepared!
Am I fit? Well I can walk, I have coped with all the hills, I haven’t been in pain. I have been very lucky to have no illness or injury but ‘fit’ I don’t know!
(Refer to Day 17 of my blog for reference to arthritis and pain and how mine was cured! Today I had a message from someone who read it and started taking Rose Hip to say it is now starting to work! If you have pain do read it)
In October I walked the length of the Monmouth & Brecon Canal 55 miles in 3 days.
In November I walked from Tiverton to Camborne 112 miles in 5.5 days.
In January I walked from Bristol to Wellington 60 miles in 3 days
I was prepared!
My route was also prepared in great detail!
Now I am getting excited and impatient in equal measure to complete my challenge.