Like the rest of the UK (and beyond) the 'Covid-Lockdown' saw me move out of my comfy little bubble! With Covid-19 threatening to overwhelm our NHS I joined many others in moving back to lend a hand.
On returning, I swiftly volunteered to move from my relatively familiar role into the very different role of ‘ICU Nursing Assistant’.
There is one reason that I have found working in this entirely different environment & looking after some incredibly poorly patients ‘Challenging’ rather than ‘Impossible’ & ‘Understandably Upsetting’ at times rather than ‘Completely Overwhelming’.
That reason is the absolutely fantastic ICU Team that I have had the pleasure of working within at Royal Berkshire Hospital.
So, to show my appreciation for our Fabulous NHS I have set up this challenge as a way to raise funds whilst also hopefully encouraging myself and others to get a big fitter and healthier along the way.
Here is the plan:
LOSE Something (In my case, Excess Pounds.....over 3 stone to reach the start line of the Reading Half Marathon at sub-10 Stone)
GAIN Something (in my case Running Speed.......to complete the race in sub-9-minute miles to eventually achieve my first ever sub-2 hour half-marathon)
RAISE Funds for our Brilliant NHS.....our challenge aim is to raise £1000 for NHS Charities Together to support the incredible NHS Staff & Volunteers!
Your support by either joining the challenge or donating would be very much appreciated!
Kirsty & Challenge Lose, Gain, Raise!