So tomorrow sees me taking on the 100km again this time solo and this time with the focus of doing it in <24hours. I have trained and trained and blistered my foot and trained more and I am as ready as I will ever be but at least this year I know what I am in for.
In fact the weather will be similar if not a little hotter (yay…) than last year and apart from a change in shoes everything else will be the same down to wearing the offensive yellow gym leggings again and the same multi sock combination I was mildly mocked for last year but which worked and therefore will be repeated.
The peanuts are ready (bought an extra big bag this time) the cheese and marmite sarnies will be made later today (thanks for the emergency supply dad!) and the stack of blister plasters, pain killers, sun cream, allergy tablets, hydrocortisone cream (for the inevitable heat rash) are ready. All that is left is to finalise and diversify my currently very Justin Bieber heavy play list and wake up tomorrow for my 7am start in Richmond.
I am currently in a state of mixed excitement and mild terror, the anticipation of walking that kind of distance again in one go is something you cant comprehend, its all about focusing on those check points every 12-15km but the overwhelming feeling is that I can’t wait to start and just want to get going.
Remembering why I am doing this, firstly for me, to prove I can do it and how far I have come and secondly to raise awareness for such a great cause that I am now completely honoured to be a part of more formally. I am walking for all us girls, whatever stage we are at, to raise awareness for our condition and improve the care we get by doing so. I am also walking for anyone who can relate to MRKH in some way but may not have the voice to share their thoughts, removing the taboo in discussing and making people aware of the various fertility issues people face is another important reason for doing this.
I’ll be live tracked via facebook/L2b website but will also be posting mainly on Instagram/twitter so follow me
Last and by no means least I want to thank everyone for their generosity in support of me and also MRKH connect, if I haven’t thanked you all personally yet for your donations please note that I will do so and I am honestly very humbled that everyone has been so very generous and thoughtful again on my challenge quest.
If you are interested in sponsoring then the page will be active all the way up until the second challenge is over and you can do so here if you wish to Just Giving
The last thing that is if you guys are bored tomorrow on what is meant to be a glorious day (i mean what else would you be doing!) then feel free to drop me a text, send me a joke or little quips like my god daughter did last year, who asked why I didn’t just get a train. Those things keep you going on what is a pretty decent test of mind over matter.
This girl can, she has before, and she will again
T-minus 19 hours until the start of Challenge 1
Bring it on!
See you on the other side 😊