I met Gaz and a few people I used to work with for a couple of beers last Friday night and met my replacement who used to be a fingerprints expert he told me that they'd found out how much people in similar jobs were earning at other forces and it was considerably more. So they got together and approached the big boss to tell him that wanted more money and his response was "Muuuuuuhahahahaha yeah right, if you reckon you can get more money elsewhere in this climate be my guess and leave".
To aid in my walking activities I bought a mostly superfluous but brilliantly gagdety GPS watch on the weekend. It comes with a heart rate sensor ( I think it's running watch even though I just want to use it for walking ).
Matt says that on the weekend he learned that walking with other people is more fun so the weekend after next, if my knee works, we'll go for a walk in the Peak District somewhere. There's an outside chance some other people from work may come but I kind of doubt they will.
This would have been a longer holiday had I more holiday left to book off for it, which I didn't. So it wasn't.
The purpose of going to Devon was to do the River Dart 10KM which, as described elsewhere, I sensibly decided not to do. Lucy did though and finished in 3 hours and 15 minutes which is pretty good going. Instead I embarked on a 9mile power hike which left me absolutely exhausted.
Bob wants to go and do the same walk around Dovedale we did last Thursday to "keep things ticking over" so I'll do that with him and whoever else comes.
By then I think that will be my 5th walk at 2-3 day intervals so hopefully I am getting my legs used to the idea that they need to recover quickly before I start hurting them again. Obviously this isn't the same as doing it at 5 hourly intervals but maybe it will be a gentle introduction so at least they have some warning for what I am going to inflict on them !
I think my final walking schedule is planned all the way up to the real thing now.
Tomorrow I am going to stage a return to Wildboar Clough. I walked around there earlier in the year with Bob & Fraiser but we didn't have enough time to actually walk up Wildboar Clough as we walked around Danebarrow and Cut-Thorn hill instead.