Week 40 of my walking challenge was slow going but fun.

Life has a way of throwing a spanner in the works sometimes but this time it was a steel bar.

My day job takes me to some unusual locations and early in week 40 I found myself on the construction site of a new visitor centre. Unfortunately I sustained an injury when a steel bar fell from a overhead platform and landed square on top on my right knee.

The words that blasted from my lungs a split second later after impact are ones I am not overly proud of and, I must admit, ones I didn’t realised I knew. The knee promptly swelled up, changed to a nice shade of purple and hurt like hell.

Fortunately and surprisingly nothing was broken but it did mean I was limited to how much walking I could do for the first 4 days of the week.

Back on track

Towards the end of the week the knee was back in action and I headed for a stroll over the Ochil Hills. These hills have featured often in my challenge blog and the reason for this is that they are close to where I live and work and offer some great walking.

The walk was just what I needed after a week of resting up and I was soon building up the miles after towards my 4000 mile goal. I had wished that I had taken my bivvy bag with me as the weather was perfect for an overnighter.

A few days I managed to get out on the hills again but this time I headed further North accompanied by a good walking friend for a overnight hike before the weather turned too bad for staying out on the hills.

Walking on…

The upset in my schedule this week also delayed my plans for testing some new outdoor equipment. I will be instead doing this in a very packed week 41and I am still looking forward to seeing what I can do with these new additions to my walking gear.

If you have any questions about this challenge or anything Walk Fife related, then please drop me a email at sean@walkfife.com or direct message me through my twitter account @SDMakin.

Catch up with you again next week.

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