August 4th 2014 – EDIT: I didn’t do it. But left this page here anyway!
In Which I Set A PROPER Challenge
Between December 2012 and January 2013 I will have done three major things in my life:
- Buying a house.
- Getting Married.
- Surviving the Mayans.
Exciting I know! Mayans!
I’m sure you’ll agree, these are all big big things to be happening in my life. The biggest thing that happened lately is that I bought an out of date magazine so you’ll understand that the word ‘big’ was used twice in a row for a reason. That brings me to 2013, and wanting to set myself a challenge.
I like a challenge. Who doesn’t? Anneka made a career out of them and never saw her breakdown so they must be OK. (Probably kept it for when the cameras were off. Maybe cried into a bag of popcorn. I don’t know, neither do you. Have ‘I’m a Celeb’ got her number?)
Anyway, a bit ago my Sports Tracker app reached 100 miles. (I only started running in June 2012 and could run 0.2 miles NON STOP!) “Wouldn’t it be great,” said the voice in my head, “To do 1’000 miles in a year!” “Yes!” Said my mouth (making a customer at work look at me funny) “Yes it would!”
Then the voice in my head said “Wouldn’t it be better, if you did 2013 miles in 2013!” (Sometimes the voice in my head is a bit of a knob.)
“No!” I said. “That’s too much!”
“2013km in 2013 then!” Said the voice.
“Yes!” Said I!
“Just make it miles!”
“Tell everyone! Then you can’t back out! And do it for charity so you go from ‘mentallist’ to ‘eccentric’!” So I did. And I can’t. And I am.
For you maths geeks, it works out roughly 5.5 miles each and every day for a year, about 40 miles a week. What fun…
To run/bike/swim a total of at least 2013 miles in 2013 and raise at least £2013 for charity. The charity I’ve chosen is One In A Million: ‘One in a Million is a Bradford-based charity that helps children & young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, providing education through sports, the arts and enterprise.’
I’ll be doing a proper race at least once a month of at least 10k and a couple of 1/2 Marathons thrown in for good measure. If anyone else wants to join in, I’ll set up a page to keep track of everyones amount raised and distances covered. My race schedule is here
Wish me luck!