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Is Walking Cheating?

There are 3 lines outstanding on the Salomon challenge – Northern Line (Bank branch), Victoria Line and the Bakerloo Line. With only 4 days to go it should still be quite manageable but the trouble is I am still ill.

For the past two weeks I’ve been hacking up chunks and have had to avoid deep breathing as it tends to lead to paroxysms of coughing. I’m not particularly under the weather but the symptoms have been harsh enough to scupper my Juneathon chances and to take me to the line with the Salomon Challenge.

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Yesterday I was in central Londinium for a meeting and as I arrived more than an hour early I did a bit of walking (and shallow breathing) to fill in the missing sections of the Circle Line.

Only 3.5 km but it was an interesting section and the sky was beautiful.

I was approaching this building absolutely convinced it was the Houses of Parliament but I clearly had my bearings all wrong. It’s obviously Westminster Abbey but I didn’t realise that til I turned the corner and saw Big Ben leering out at me.

Another reason for me not to opt for a full time tourist guide position.

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  • Highway Kind 21 June, 2008, 11:07 am

    Walking is definitely not cheating.

    Think of it more as a Jeff Galloway walk/run programme

  • Suzan - SHS1 21 June, 2008, 1:15 pm

    You may not want to be the guide but you could definitely illustrate the book. Those pictures have great colour and composition. Lovely!

  • jogblog 21 June, 2008, 1:15 pm

    I’m going to go for the no it’s not cheating thing. And it’s not just because my 100 miles has comprised a lot of walking. Oh no.

    Hope you get better soon.

  • Speed Racer 22 June, 2008, 1:32 am

    Eeeew! Coughing up chunks?! Eeeew!

    Even *I* knew that was Westminster Abbey, sheesh.

    Well, I hope you feel better soon.

  • jeanne 22 June, 2008, 4:21 pm

    If walking is cheating, then I’m getting tossed out of running school.

  • Adele 27 June, 2008, 6:13 pm

    Those skies really are lovely!

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