Hello everyone! As some of you may have noticed my blogging has been hit and miss at the moment, due to large amounts of final college work, part time jobs and living the life of a 17 year old. I hope you can forgive me.
However, during my absence I signed up to do something exciting, challenging and maybe a bit out of my league... In May I will be taking part in the Great Manchester Run 10k running for the British Heart Foundation in memory of my Grandad. My target, set up on JustGiving was £250, but within just two week's I SMASHED that target and raised over £300. My fourth week is approaching in my bid to fund raise, I have set a new target of £500, already I have £448!
But why am I doing this you may ask?
I tend to do things on a whim. I do not fully think or consider the great time, effort and motivation, events or activities will take until I'm well in the depths of the challenge. This year I knew I wanted to raise money in some sort of way for this charity as they provide the UK with valuable research into saving more hearts! When I searched a list of events the charity was holding this year it included mountain hikes, London too Paris cycling and then multiple runs. I am not a runner. I walk and do yoga, that's about it for my exercise. So setting myself the challenge to run 10k within 3 months has become daunting and scary. Despite the feeling of fear, the support I have received from family and friends has been truly honourable and motivating.
At the end of the day, a challenge is for a purpose, to prove you can accomplish something, raise money or make the people around you proud.
So what is your challenge of 2016?