Easy! 28 days, 100 miles or 160km, bit of sponsorship, doing good for others and a medal. No bother to us, it’s not like we have anything else to do!
We registered, started fundraising, joined the “100 miles for the Mater facebook group” which was great for motivation, tips and to chat with others doing the challenge.
I was sorta managing, there were good days, however others were really horrific. I was in a heap and couldn’t eat anything more exotic than toast. There is always a silver lining though, what girl doesn’t love to lose half a stone!? (3.5kilos)
Thankfully the weather was mostly kind to us in February. The daffodils were waving at us and the ducks in the pond seam to enjoy watching us trucking along.
So the moral of the story is:
- Some challenges look easy on paper and you will sign up for them. Having a contingency plan in place is probably a good idea. Neither of us banked on being so sick.
- When you feel like stopping do one extra kilometer you will be glad of it at the end of the week when you tally up your miles.
- Do something for a good cause, for others no matter how small. It is easy to donate money to a fund, but actually achieving something, giving up your time and being part of a group makes it all the more special. There is comradeship , fun and safety in numbers.
About the Author:
Sinéad Kennedy is a Physical Therapist, Yoga Siromani and Pilates Instructor. She has recently qualified as a Personal Development Coach. Based in both Rathfarnham and Dundrum, South County Dublin. She treats and teaches people from all walks of life, including many athletes, especially cyclists, runners and golfers. Recently featured in the Irish Independent, FIT Magazine and Breaking News.ie her Yoga 4 Cyclists class has gained notoriety.
A keen cyclist and proud member of Orwell Wheelers she has completed numerous cycling events including The Alto de Letras, Les Cingles du Mont Ventoux & La Marmotte Sportive. She is an accomplished audax-er having done numerous 200km and 300km routes. Sinéad has also completed three Dublin City Marathons, numerous Adventure Races and Half Marathons.