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charlie, computer cat

Have had a very up and down week this week for some reason - easily discombobulated by little things at school and so on. Thank goodness for the Easter holidays, although I will be spending most of the first week at school anyway, either teaching booster classes for SATs or sorting out our new ICT suite.

I have discovered the fact that you can go on guided hikes of the Burgess Shale and really want to do one while we're in Canada so we've started going on weekend walks this month - well, we've managed two so far, anyway :) It's been rather nice so far, but my hiking boots just aren't really comfortable so I'm trying out some less heavy duty footware, in the hope that I can find something that's rather more natural feeling. We are going to need to find some hills to practice on though, given the elevation of the hike I'd like to do! At the moment, what we find is that I can walk quite comfortably without getting out of breath for about 3 miles on the flat but as soon as you add height gain, I start to get puffed in my breathing, which then goes away again as soon as you get back on the flat. Alex suggested it might be something in my stance, so that'll give me some more googling to do! Still, if I can repeat the hill part of todays walk about 11 times, that would be about equivalent, and that doesn't sound crazy. We'll have to see how things go.

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Feels slightly odd to leave this as a comment, but in case I forget before I next see you: I have a book of walks around London and the south-east which I haven't really used, in case you want to borrow it and look for interesting walks with hills. And I swear by my Teva sandals for summer walking, they do sandals and also more structured light footwear.
Thanks! It'd be great to borrow the book - look for something a little more challenging than Boars Hill :) I am currently exploring the exciting and varied world of hiking footwear, so thanks for the rec :)
Feels slightly odd to leave this as a comment, but in case I forget before I next see you: I have a book of walks around London and the south-east which I haven't really used, in case you want to borrow it and look for interesting walks with hills. And I swear by my Teva sandals for summer walking, they do sandals and also more structured light footwear.