No, not the Michael Jackson kind, but the marathon, midnight walk for breast cancer awareness with lots of ladies in decorated bras rasing lots of money.
I signed up for it this year but, with a lot of thought and realistic thinking, I have decided not to partake. Mainly because I cannot commit to the training. I simply don’t have the time to go out walking for hours and after a long conversation with a friend, I realised it wasn’t a priority for me either. I have paid to enter, so they are welcome to that as a donation and, to be honest, I was convinced I was going to raise much….I (and many others) do so many sponsored runs and things now that I feel sponsors become complacent and feel embarrased to keep asking. Does that sound lame? I hope not….charity can be a very personal thing and we all give what we can in our own ways – mine is not to challenge the discretion of others.
I might swap to the half-marathon, not sure, and I know I could probably turn up and do the thing with insufficient training, but I worry about the damage I’ll do to myself. I slipped a disc a few years ago and even after 6 miles I was feeling sore and stiff, let alone 26 miles! Also the old hips were feeling like they were grinding – and not in a good way! All in all, probably not a good idea to launch into the full moonwalk without proper training.
However, I will continue to go on Saturday morning dog hikes with my friend as these have been very enjoyable and I need the exercise. We went his morning as couldn’t make the weekend (hence the lateness of Monday Club) and it was SO beautiful out there. We walked 4 miles around Bewl Water. The air was crisp, the sun was shining and the views were glorious. Such an uplifting way to start the day. iPhone photos never do it justice, but I have included one anyway.
I hope you are all having marvellous Mondays….do link up your posts below and share the blogging lurve….