For 2019 I’ve signed up for the global runners’ challenge Run 1,000 Miles. One year, 1,000 miles - that’s the equivalent of running 38 marathons, 76 half-marathons or 322 5km races in the next twelve months.
I’ll be doing a mix of distances, and for me this is obviously a big fitness challenge but also a major exercise in time management; with a full-time job which involves a 240-mile daily commute, plus a secondary writing career with demanding deadlines, my spare time for running is very limited! Throw a chronic back condition into the mix and none of this is going to be easy but hey...if it was, it wouldn’t be a challenge, would it?
The challenge allows for miles run solo (all logged and provable via a Strava account/Garmin etc) as well as organised events, and I’ll be entering as many races as work and life allow.
I’m doing it to raise money for Headway UK, the brain injury charity, in memory of my sister Deborah who died from a brain injury in 2010 when she was just 39. If I could raise £1 for each of the 1,000 miles I’ll be running, I’d be absolutely thrilled, so if you can spare just £1 for this wonderful charity I’d be so, so grateful.
Let’s do this...wish me luck! I’ll keep you posted...
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