The Kiltwalk!

The Kiltwalk!

A week ago today, Jamie and I participated in the Edinburgh Kiltwalk to raise funds for the SAMH charity. We walked 26 long Miles around the city centre and pushed ourselves so hard! πŸ™‚

We woke up super early for a Sunday, around 6:30am and started our trip to Edinburgh. Ofcourse, we were all kitted out with our Kiltwalk badge and SAMH t-shirt.

We arrived at Murrayfield about 8:30am which gave us half an hour to get prepared, fed, watered etc.. before starting the journey. I was so excited and the place was packed with people also doing the Marathon walk. 

We started off strong, and with a good pace. But as the miles came I started to get tired and my groin was in pain. I pushed through however. I am really sorry but I didn’t take as many photos as I has planned to on our long walk. Here are a few I did take during some of the pitstops πŸ™‚ :


It was a mental battle more than anything for me. I felt sore at around 11 miles and needed Jad to keep me going, however when we reached the 9Miles to go sign it was like I had a new lease of life. I walked my fastest mile then and didn’t stop once. I knew I was nearing the end! Jamie started to tired at the last 4 Miles and I kept him pushing!

Finally, we reached the finish line!!! 

We were greeted with our medals and some well deserved fatty food! 

We stuck around for a bit to meet our pals who were also doing the walk. They finished about an hour/hourandahalf after us and, like us, were buzzing at what we had all achieved! 

Eventually it was time for Jamie and I to go home. Jamie was daft had didn’t stretch before sitting haha, so please watch these videos of him struggling πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚β€‹β€‹

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Hahahah it really wasn hilarious seeing him struggle!! But we had an amazing day. And raised over Β£200!

I used my fitbit watch during the walk which was great to show your steps, timings and pace :

I would defo think about doing another Marathon, maybe even another Kiltwalk next year! πŸ’™πŸ™‚

-Amanda x

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10 Comments

  1. Lepkowski Dave Edgar Mr.
    June 12, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    Any lighthouse views?

    • amandadunn1691
      Author
      January 21, 2019 / 12:45 am

      Unfortunately, no xx

  2. Lepkowski Dave Edgar Mr.
    June 12, 2018 / 3:28 pm

    Congrats. You ought to come over to Memphis Tennessee and try out the hike and bike trails next to the Mississippi River. You can also check out The Lorraine motel and Elvis Presley’s Graceland.

    • amandadunn1691
      Author
      January 21, 2019 / 12:46 am

      Thanks! That sounds absolutely amazing x

  3. September 25, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    How fantastic! Great job on 26 miles, that’s quite a feat (: and for such a good cause

  4. September 24, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    Congratulations on completing the walk/run! Looks like some great views along the way too.

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