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.
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