What & when: 26 miles when I reach £2600 (£100/mile), I will run it that very day! I will be training until that happens. When I reach £1300 I will run a half marathon that day too.
You can follow me on Strava to see my progress and make sure I'm running the miles!
I hated running!
I started running on the 3rd of June this year (2020) - I ran around the block (0.77km/0.5m). I never intended to run more than round the block. A week later I felt like I could do another block so before my brain could catch up with the thought I decided to go again! That was HUGE for me. It was the start.
I needed to make it more interesting so I then ran to a field near by and ran in shapes that would spell out my name, then other people's names, before I knew it I was consistently running 3km each day, which right now doesn't sound like much but I was becoming a runner! I gradually increased my distance and naturally my speed till I decided with a friend to run a half marathon. Not in an organised race but just to run! A few weeks in he got injured and had to covid-isolate and then couldn't run, I stopped running, not intentionally but I came to rely on having an accountability partner without realising it. I don't want to run a half marathon anymore. I want to run a marathon and I want to do it for charity. I will have to keep up training never knowing when that number might be reached!
I never understood why people ran Marathons for charity - I thought if you want to run, then just run, what's the need to raise money for it. And if you want to give to money to charity then give to charity. But now I need motivation to run and I get it!
My friends recently started a charity - OMNOM. It's a not-for-profit organisation that donates their profits from a well-being center, including a restaurant, to feed people in in need, locally and abroad. They opened this center in the worst possible time! Right at the beginning of Covid. So whilst the center doesn't make any money during lockdown this means those in need who rely on charities just like OMNOM from are being neglected.
I know a lot of people are low on funds but a little bit from a lot of people can go a long way to people who rely on that generosity.
So please help me to help my friends to help those in need.