Two weeks ago, I was feeling a little stuck. Having recovered from the surgery that I had 4 months ago, I was starting to see my energy coming back and even though I knew that I wanted to get back into shape again, I just didn’t know where to start. I’d become so used to not doing much physically and last year, because of how poorly I was, I’d put on over 2 stone.
Then, like an actual Fairy Godmother, a lovely person from HEINEKEN contacted me to ask if I’d be interested in taking part in Race To The Tower – a two day ultra marathon event to help raise money for the mental health charity, Mind. All of me screamed YES! First of all, I need a genuine kick up the arse to get myself in shape, I want to make the most of my health while I have it because last year I didn’t have that luxury. Secondly and most importantly, I’m desperate to raise money, as our mental health services are dangerously underfunded and understaffed. I love that with my blog, I get to raise awareness but we’re in dire need of funding and awareness alone just won’t help that situation.
So what am I actually getting myself in to?
Well, I’ll be walking 52.6 miles over two days along The Cotswold Way, with a stop over at a base camp halfway. So two marathons, two days on the 10th and 11th of June. I have 4 weeks to train but I won’t be doing alone, my lovely boyfriend Shay will be doing it with me.
We’re extremely excited and very nervous, as this will be a huge physical and mental challenge for both of us.
I’ll be posting updates on the blog, as well as photos of our training journey on my twitter, instagram and facebook page. So be sure to follow if you want to see how we get on!
Making a donation:
If you’d like to help me and Shay raise money for Mind, you can make a donation here. No donation is too small! Even if all you could donate is a £1, we’d be over the moon! And if you can’t donate anything, please consider sharing this post <3