Tomorrow I Moonwalk.
Tomorrow is the day. Tomorrow I complete (I hope!) the Moonwalk marathon. No, not as in Michael Jackson. As in walking 26.2 miles to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. This will be the culmination of 16 weeks training. However, it won’t be the end because as I mentioned earlier I plan on continuing to exercise!
Tomorrow lunchtime I will be leaving this island on a plane and touching down in London an hour later. Normally a trip to London will involve a nice stay over in a hotel, seeing the sights and perhaps some catching-up with family and friends and lots of shopping. This whistle-stop tour will involve none of the above. Well, I will be seeing the sights as I walk 26.2 miles round London but there will be no hotel, as that’s not needed when you are busy walking through the night. There will be no time for shopping but I will be doing the walk with some friends so winning! Straight after the walk I have to dash/hobble back to the airport and get a flight back. I apologise now if you end up sitting next to me on the plane.
Therefore, as tomorrow nears I thought that I should share some things that I have learnt about myself and life thanks to this Moonwalk marathon training
What have I learnt?
- That if you are really determined then you will find the time to exercise. Whether this means that you rise at 5am or squeeze it in during your lunch hour, you can find a spare 30 mins.
- You don’t need a gym to exercise. You can do a workout in the park or even at home. There are lots of brilliant workouts on the internet. You can find lots on YouTube. I have been working with Be Better Fitness Training who set you daily challenges for workouts on their online portal. Great value with membership only £10 per month.
- That I am stronger than I thought. I have broken myself (literally) and I had Gary Growth but I carried on.
- That dry shampoo is your saviour if you don’t have time to wash your hair after a workout!
- That I still hate planks
- That I can sing and do jazz hands all whilst running on the treadmill
- That I am determined
- That parts of you will rub when training. Parts that you didn’t even know about before you started training.
- That if you keep training you will make progress, you will notice changes.
- That it is important to take the time to tie your shoelaces properly. You will know about it if you don’t
- You have to believe in yourself. The old cliché – positive mental attitude will get you far
- That you will start to enjoy exercising and that your enthusiasm will become so infectious that your husband will start exercising too!
- That you will be hungry all of the time.
- That you will need to drink so much water
- That you will surprise yourself with what you are capable of doing
- You will enjoy pushing yourself
- You will start to feel good about yourself
- It’s a great stress reliever. On the days you are feeling angry and you don’t want to exercise then do it. No one ever regrets working out
There are many, many more things that I could add to this list but you get the gist. At times, training for the Moonwalk marathon has been challenging, frustrating and heartbreaking. However, it has also been rewarding, satisfying and amazing. I always say that I’m not a natural athlete, and nor will I ever be but that doesn’t matter. What matters is that I am trying.
Wish me luck.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE
The only thing keeping me positive (emotional blackmail, me? 😉 ) is your donations. Please donate. This is for an important cause and I am more determined than ever to complete it.
If you would like to show me that all this torture is worthwhile then you can do so below. Thank you
Disclaimer – please be aware that Be Better Fitness gifted me my membership in return for my honest review