Monday 15 June 2020 - today I received my first ever medal for completing a running challenge. When I started this blog one of my goals was to get a medal, but I wanted it to be for an event/cause that was close to me. Movember's Miles For Mates was a perfect fit. I have supported and worked at Movember events for a number of years, I had time on my hands during lockdown, I could run at my own pace, update my time as it improved and raise awareness of Mental and physical health In total I walked, ran (plodded) over 100km (62 miles)with my fastest 5k (34:58).
As I sat and wrote my blog yesterday (before the medal arrived) I realised that 10K would be a great distance to aim for next, I had already completed 7k run, plus nearly 2k of walking, so we were nearly there already.
I was at writing when I spotted an number of the South Wales Running Community telaking about a new challenge.
The Wales Coastal Path Virtual Challenge - 870 miles!!!
I started thinking, this is a long distance but something you can do over 12 months, thats works out at 72.5 miles a month or 16.73 miles a week - suddenly this is a bit more doable.
So with a little bit of apprehension - I signed up
This is a huge challenge and so far with a walk last night and a 10k today i'm about 1% of the way - but it will give me a focus and something to achieve - plus I can use all my other events
as every mile counts.
I am going to use the event to continue to support the work of Movember, with the support fo the team from MoRunning (thanks team) - find out more and help with the link below:
After 24 years of helping others to achieve their running goals - it is now my time.