After a nightmare weekend where the cortisone kicked in big time, leaving me incapacitated for 3 days, the pain has subsided and I am raring to get back out onto the hill. Quietly optimistic about the outcome of the treatment to my shoulder, the jab could well have worked, although I have to give it a few weeks to settle.
This weekend, I'm packing the quasar and heading to Pencelli Castle campsite in the Brecon Beacons National Park for a 16.5km walk. I'm conscious that Switzerland is a few weeks away and I need to get some serious uphill bits in, so add an estimated 840 metre ascent to the distance this weekend and it is a start.
Also, it's not escaped my notice that it is the Star Inn in Talybont Beer Festival this weekend. www.starinntalybont.co.uk for more info.
With a 3 day Dartmoor wildcamping weekend pencilled in for next weekend, I'll be working the leg muscles well before I hit the alps!