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Happy Post: Proud of myself. Just a little bit. Possibly ...

I'm not someone that can just schlep off to the gym and work out for the sake of schlepping off to the gym and working out.  When it comes to exercise generally, I have the boredom threshold of a two-year old, and so I have to have a target; something to keep me engaged.

A couple of years back, I did a two of charity runs.  I'm not a runner, but they did focus my mind just enough to keep me running (or at least attempting to) until after the runs were complete.  But once the runs were over, that was it for me.  Running wasn't something that I enjoyed in any way, so - no more.

Then I found some online distance missions which could be completed by any form of exercise, so I decided to give one a go, and completed the distance of Hadrian's wall (90 miles) throughout the month of December 2019.  It was great because I could track my route through their app and follow myself on Google Maps.

I finished that shortly before Christmas, and immediately signed up for the next challenge, which was a bit of a step up:

Lands End to John O'Groats.

The traditional route for LE to JOG is 837 miles, but that follows lots of A-roads and Motorways, so is extremely boring.  However, the online challenge route was designed to take you past lots of places of interest and areas of natural beauty, and so was 1,083 miles overall.  Much more fun to follow on Google Maps!

I started it on 1st January and gave myself 6 months to complete it by walking and cycling, that worked out at a spit under 6 miles a day.  My finish date was the 30th June.

I actually finished it on the 14th June.




And today I got my gorgeous medal  :D




So yes, just a little bit pleased with myself!
Tags: facts about me, happy dizzo, happy post, not supernatural
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