I was determined to go out with a bang for the final day of the 5x50 Challenge and to help the Team get to 20,000km….and I did!
It’s been a long 50 days but I have enjoyed every one of them and more importantly enjoyed the team spirit and camaraderie, the friends made along the way and the constant feed of encouragement and motivation to keep us all going. We aimed, near the end, to get to 20,000k and we did – I never doubted we would! Everyone has pushed so hard on this final day and gone beyond what they ever thought they were capable of – PB’s all over the place, unexpected half marathons and multiple activities all in one day – incredible!
My activities over the 50 days have been mainly running and walking and the occasional exercise DVD. No cycling or swimming or kayaking but that’s fine by me! It has made me get back to walking to the station and back every day for work and dusting off Davina who I neglected when I started C25K. I am more toned that’s for sure and after weighing myself and taking my measurements today, the first time since starting the challenge, there hasn’t been much movement but have lost 3lbs, lost 1” on my bust (WHY does it always have to go from here??) and ½” on my waist so not bad. I feel great, full of energy, strong, confident and motivated to keep going, helping TJFlute get to the end of her 100 day challenge, then to keep going with daily exercise of some sort…..
So, I ran 12.28k today in 1hr 25mins. It was tough after a late night dancing at a music gig and of course a few drinks but was determined to go out. It was a late run after getting up late and it was quite warm but loved it! This was for the team as much as for me!
So now I feel quite emotional about what I have achieved and the challenge coming to an end and I know I am not alone in feeling this. The champagne is chilling nicely and ready to be uncorked very soon. I think it is time to party!! Well done everyone, I luv you all!!