The challenge was to cover 2020 miles in 2020. I started on 1st January, with a target of 5.5 miles a day, and I was covering those quite nicely by walking and using the CV equipment at the gym.
Then in March, lockdown happened. The gyms closed, I was working from home, and I started to struggle, barely covering two miles a day - and that included a lunchtime walk.
By the middle of May, I was 150 miles behind my target, and pretty despondent about ever catching up.
That's when I decided to get my trusty old bike, Plum, out of mothballs, and thanks to him I got myself back on target by the end of August.
My progress has been intermittent since then as the country has locked and unlocked and then locked again, I went back to the office, then ended up back at home, and the gyms have opened and closed.
In October, as the nights drew in and the weather deteriorated, Plum went back into storage, and I bought an exercise bike so that I could carry on accumulating my miles indoors.
Anyway, this morning, I woke up on 2018 miles completed. So just for the occasion, I got Plum out of storage, and covered those last two miles. He rescued my challenge, so it's only fair he should be with me at the end!
So this morning, with two days to spare, and with Plum's sterling asistance, I completed my 2020 challenge!
And this is the awesome medal I've got coming - at some point soon!