When I first started working for WEA, I welcomed the opportunity of being able to walk to work as I lived just under three miles away. This was a significant contrast from my previous job which involved 15 hours a week communiting by train!!! As many of you know Mapperley is well known for its challenging hills, and coupled with typical British weather – it is enough to turn anyone off from walking.
I needed a challenge, and decided to sign up for the London MoonWalk which is to take place on 14 May. For those of you who do not know what this is, basically it means I will be speed walking 26.2 miles (the length of a Marathon), around London, in the middle of the night, wearing a bra which has been decorated in a Carnival style!!!!
Why? Well my reason for this is two-fold; firstly I wanted to get fit (having a job which involves sitting down all day is not great!!), and secondly it is to raise money for breast cancer.
I started training in January of this year, walking to work and back (just under 6 mile round trip), as well as walking at weekends and going to the gym. With less than five weeks to go, I hope to walk a minimum of 5-8 miles each working day plus at least one long walk at the weekend and (fingers crossed) still find time to go to the gym too
Did you know that breast cancer in the most common form of cancer for women, and the second most common cancer worldwide? Breast cancer knows no age, gender or race and research is not just about cure, but also about early detection and one day, prevention.
I hope you will all keep your fingers crossed, that I successfully cross the finish time.
If you would like to sponsor me you can leave a donation on my Just Giving website: https://moonwalklondon2016.everydayhero.com/uk/julie-7
Alternatively, there is a collection tub at Regional Office next to the ‘sign-in book’.