A New Challenge and Step Closer to Normality

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Hey guys,

A super short post today. Mainly because it’s 10.30 pm and I don’t want to fail on my #blogtober challenge. But also partially because I want to do a more detailed post on this next after a bit of research.

As many of you know, in 2013/2014 I took on 16 challenges over 16 months. I started with the Three Peaks Challenge (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours, including drive time) and ended with Kilimanjaro (slightly longer than 24 hours)!

In between all of those peaks, I took on a few other challenges, mainly running. I did a lot of mud runs and obstacle courses which I enjoyed because there were lots of distractions from the running part of the run. I did varying distances from 10 miles to a 20 mile obstacle course. But the most challenging by far was the Paris Marathon! 

It was pure hell. I have never been able to explain to people just how difficult I found it. Even trekking up to Uhuru Peak for 6 hours in the pitch black dark with nausea was a walk in the park by comparison.

So, naturally, I registered for the Brighton Marathon this morning. Yep. That’s right, I’m going to try to do another Marathon.

I decided it was about time, I set myself a challenge. Something that I can focus on and work towards. Something that will start me on the path back to normality.

Rather than jumping straight into a full Marathon, I’ve registered for another half Marathon in February and then the full one in April. It’s going to be tough training but I’m really determined (especially now that I know how challenging it’s going to be). I’ll be raising money for Water Aid in the half Marathon and for the Raising Hope Foundation in the full Marathon but more details on that to come over the weekend.

I’ll be doing a post with my training plan once it’s finalised but in the meantime, you’ll find me stuffing my face with all of the junk food and lounging around under a blanket on the sofa until Monday morning when training¬†kicks off.

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