So I found out on Friday via a link on the TGO message board, and then officially by letter yesterday, that I am lucky enough to be on the Challenge next May.
I am very excited.
But I am doing my very, very best to remain calm and in control.
This is in keeping with my motto for next year’s Challenge:
More Style, Less Drama Queen.
We’ll see how that goes.
I have managed to get a little ahead of myself however. Knowing that accommodation at my intended start point can be hard to come by, I’ve booked a room already. I could camp that night, but I don’t really fancy starting the walk with a wet tent, which is, after all, a possibility!
My route sheets and admin form are filled in and poised. I’m trying to resist clicking the send button. I’m going to force myself to go over my distance and ascent calculations with a fine tooth comb before sending them off with an apologetic email, but I’m sure there won’t be that many other sad obsessives ready at this point. Maybe?
I’ll try to restrain myself…
So looking forward to seeing all my new friends and making some more along the way. It’s going to be fabulous!