Have you ever put your hand up for something and thought about it later!
I put my hand up for the 100km Oxfam walk, (in August), and then the reality of what I had done sunk in!
I'm not fit, I wouldn't say I was a HUGE walker and I have a husband who's away most weeks so 3 kids with me almost every second of every day!!
How on earth am I going to prep for a 100km walk??
Well I am........
I've pulled my finger out and done away with the excuses (lucky because we just went past the '100 days left to train' moment)
I've put in place steps to get me there, people to help me be accountable and so far it's working.
Pip being away is not an excuse not to walk, because only I will be the one who suffers.
Today, with a massive thanks to my youngest brother who came to look after my tribe of 3, Pip and I were able to head out for a SERIOUS walk. (so serious I'm really quite scared of the 100km now!)
It was great though, it really gave me a chance to see where I need to strengthen, what I need to remember and most importantly that if I put my mind to it, I can do it.
So far my self memo reads:
1. don't wear rings on walk (today I nearly lost circulation from 'fat finger' syndrome)
2. although they were $250 trail walking shoes, doesn't mean they will be good for you
3. never leave without band aids
4. remember to spray aeroguard on my shoes
5. pack a lip gloss
6. take a gatorade or something other than water
7. just take it step at a time
I have a lot more training to go, but it will be done.
This Oxfam walk is going to happen and when it comes, I'm going to be as ready as I can be!
Have you ever put your hand up for something and thought about it later??
Have you done a massive walk and have some tips for me?