Thanks to everyone who sponsored me for my 2017 challenges. My Just Giving page is now closed for donations. The total amount raised by all of you was £464.34! You are all so kind, thank you!
I’ve created my new challenge list for My Peak Challenge 2018!
My peak challenge 2016
My peak challenge 2017
My peak challenge 2017 has now officially been launched and I’ve rejoined. It’s a year long program of fitness, healthy eating and challenging yourself to try something new outwith your comfort zone.
Help others, while helping yourself with 50 percent of what you pay going directly to the charity Bloodwise helping research for leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood disorders.
Three for the price of one! Check out the My Peak Challenge website for more details.
Donations to bloodwise
In 2016 I donated to Bloodwise through buying a membership to the MPC prep program, buying the MPC t-shirt and flag, sponsoring fellow peakers and also donating direct. The final total MPC raised was an amazing £225,000 ($299,000).
This year I’ve created my own Just Giving page to raise funds for Bloodwise through my many challenges. If you would like to help Bloodwise, any small amount would really be appreciated. Thank you.
My 2017 challenges
These are my 2017 peak challenges. I’ll possibly add more as the year goes on… I have the MPC bug.
|My challenges||My progress|
||1. ✔ 😊10.6km in 1:10:36 (chip time). 10k time was around 1:06:23.2. ✔ 😊10km in 1:03:39 (chip time) – Personal Best!
3. ✔ 😊 21.1k in 2:34:12 (chip time)
4. ✔ 😊 10km in 1:13:05 (chip time). My pace wasn’t great, it was so hilly!
5. ✔ 😊 10km in 1:07:45
6. ☹ I didn’t run the Isle of Cumbrae. I ran an 18km training run at home instead 😊
7. ✔ 😊 21.1k in 2:36:53 (chip time)
8. ☹ I didn’t run with the wind. I went to my photography course instead 📸
9. ✔ 😊At last! On 15 January 2017 I ran my 5k in 29:34. My new trainers pushed me to go faster I think!
10. ☹ Sadly my running pace has slowed down since the beginning of the year so I haven’t achieved this. There’s always next year though 😊
11. ✔ 😊 With a team of two amazing peakers we did it! Most of my miles are running, but some are long walks and hikes. My contribution is 688 miles!
|Walk the Arran Coastal Way (65 miles). This will include wild camping some nights.|| ✔ 😊 Totally loved walking the Arran Coastal Way! Ended up being 84 miles over seven days. My story and video:
|Climb my second Munro or more (Scottish mountain over 3000 feet)||🤔 I’ve carried this forward to 2018|
|Eat healthier and lose at least another 14lbs to reach my ideal weight.||☹ I’ve slipped a bit with this one. Even though I’m exercising I have put weight on. It’s because I’m not tracking my food.|
|Attend the MPC event 23-24 September 2017, hopefully healthier and fitter!||☹ I wasn’t lucky enough to get a ticket for the event.|
|Exploring and blogging
||✔ 😊 I haven’t been able to write as many posts as I’d have liked this year. I still have a few nice stories though, mostly about places in beautiful Ayrshire. See my blog anniversary post, looking back at my achievements and stories.✔ 😊 I’ve been creating videos. See my Scotland from above page. I also upload videos to Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook
✔ 😊 I have been learning to take better photos using my camera in manual and with a tripod.
|Read one book a month. Reading is not my strong point.||☹ I don’t know why this is so difficult for me. I never seem to be able set aside time for this.|
|Finish my advanced course on digital marketing.||✔ 😊 Completed at last!|
One other challenge I haven’t listed above is spending more quality time with my children. You’d think this is the normal thing to do without being a challenge but I seem to have lost them a bit in their teenage years. It’s really becoming more of a challenge as they don’t seem to want to go anywhere with me … we all need to work on this.
I just hope I can fit it all in! Keep on peaking everyone!
Thanks for reading.