I’ve signed up for the London Triathlon. One minute I’m running at the gym imagining myself crossing the finishing line, literally the next I feel like I’m going to be sick and I ponder breaking my leg in June time to get out of it. I’m locked in to this thing though. Flight Centre – who I work for – have nominated Make a Wish as their charity of the year and between us all we’ve pledged to raise £100k for kids to be granted their last wishes. I want to raise £500 from doing the London Triathlon.
I’ve not made things easy for myself, this is no ‘sitting in a bath of baked beans’ kind of challenge. I have to go from ‘it hurts to walk up the stairs’ to ‘swim, cycle and run, one after the other for many, many km’.
Swim: I can swim, which is a start. The trouble is I prefer the more gentle breast stroke rather than front crawl. I haven’t been to a swimming pool for approximately 4 months, since I enjoyed the hotel pool in Sharm el Sheikh.
Cycle: I used to bike the 8-mile round trip to work every day so at least I know I can do a bit of distance, although I haven’t ridden since September. My bike was stolen on New Year’s Eve too, so I need to make a purchase asap.
Run: This is where the problems begin. I hate running, it hurts and I don’t understand why people do it for fun. I did do a 5k Santa Fun Run last year without too much of a problem, so I just need to think positively and probably up the training from once a week.
- I’ll keep you updated on my progress, which I need to step up if I’m going to cross that finishing line on Saturday 28th July.
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Just really enjoyed this article on The 8 Most Badass Make a Wish Foundation Wishes, but most kids just want something simple. The wishes cost, on average, £4,000 each, although some can come in at a lot cheaper.
Check out this little dude getting his wish to meet and help Spiderman…