I wanted to share the final stats with you about the project before I start talking about some of the other things that came out of the walks (mainly because it gives me an excuse to play with a big spreadsheet). I also threw in a little Q&A session for some of the most commonly asked questions I get about the walks.
At the end of the post, there is a video I put together for you too. It is not the fanciest thing you’ll ever watch, but it was quite exciting to see it all come together.
So Here We Go!
It seems fitting to start with all the totals because they look huge and impressive…
- Total distance walked: 399.80 miles
- Total distance on Thames Clipper: 3.84 miles
- Total distance if I cheat and add those two together so I break the 400-mile mark: 403.64
- Total number of walks: 65
- Total walking time: 175 hours : 37 minutes
- Total word count on blog: 64, 487 words
In the category of Longest/Shortest we have: Continue reading
You can find the map for today’s 7.07 mile walk here and the 3.84 mile Thames journey here.
Oh my god! This is it!! The LAST walk! I thought this post would never come. The last couple of weeks have been full of work, procrastination, laziness and holidays. It’s about time I got down to it and finished this up though because I have a new adventure starting soon! More on that later though… For now, may I present:
I’m not going to pretend to be cool here, I was absolutely jubilant on this walk. Everything I saw was beautiful. Every new discovery was magic. And everyone was my new best friend. It was heaven. I wish I could have that last-day-of-a-big-project feeling every day.
I can’t imagine a better place or a better day to end this challenge. I had a perfect mix of experiences: the Thames, quiet corners, bustling high streets, London icons and hidden secrets. My favourite place of the day was so charming that London Live used it as the backdrop for the interview they did with me a few days later (I was on TV!). I also found a Michelin star restaurant in an old toilet and a surgical theatre in the roof of an old church.
Lots to tell you about! Continue reading