Day 17 of The MAD Challenge and I’m more than half way there! Yes, I am beyond the half way mark of 31 days consecutively covering a mile a day. Also thanks to 2 recent sponsors I’ve now raised over 50% of my fundraising target!
Yes, I have now raised £280 of my initial £500 target. Thanks to everybody who has sponsored me. Please help me smash my target by sponsoring me too 🙂
As many of you know I am injured, how badly injured I don’t really know. However I am still determined to complete this challenge and I was up early this morning to cover my mile.
Since I am currently away from home (I’m now in Norway) I don’t have enough time to write my updates in the morning. So if you see a few evening updates I hope that you understand.
I knew I had an early pick up to go to work this morning, plus a limited time window for breakfast. So I was up shortly after 5am so I could fit my mile in.
I still feel the injury to my left side hip as being very prominent. Painful in fact. Dare I say it there is a marginal and I mean a very marginal, improvement. I don’t know how long it will take to heal but maybe it will be a little bit quicker than I thought yesterday.
My right ankle is improving everyday and is less of a concern.
When I went out this morning it was barely day break. It was however glorious and the streets were almost empty. Perfect.
I am still not in a position to walk with a natural motion. I still hobble along which means I am slower than normal speed. Running is still very much out of the question. Walking is challenging enough.
I took the same route as yesterday which is a nice, straight forward route from and to my hotel.
The setting is wonderful and hopefully I’ll make a video of the route before I leave.
I do feel quite frustrated though since prior to coming here I was looking forward to running this route. I still think the chances are unlikely.
On the positive side I did complete the route in time for breakfast!
My time is a little bit quicker than yesterday. That may be a positive for some. However for me I want to focus more on the speed of my recovery than the speed of my walking times. (As I write this now on Monday evening I feel as though I’ve healed a little more than how I felt this morning.)
I’m excited to be past the half way stage of The MAD Challenge and wonder what may lie beyond. My initial challenging aspirations of maybe a 5k before the end of September are now, I feel unrealistic. This injury has paid to that.
However, I am more than half way with my fund raising. With the generosity of friends I will hopefully be able to raise and beat my target.
Thanks for reading and supporting me.