You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”
We are only just over 4 weeks away from starting our 7 Marathons in 7 Days challenge. 2 of the weeks are big training weeks, and the other 2 are when Warren and I begin to rest our muscles and minds in preparation for the biggest physical and mental challenge we have ever taken on.
The fear is genuinely starting to kick in. The journey so far has had numerous ups and downs, but thankfully a lot more positive moments than negative. This still doesn’t stop fear creeping in to our thoughts about how tough the challenge will be and whether our bodies and minds will enable us to cross the finish line each day, ready for another marathon the next day.
On Sunday Warren and I ran a marathon on treadmills at Seafront Sunday, it was a hot hot day, but the support from the Guernsey community, and tourists coming in from the cruise ship, was phenomenal. A mixture of people clapping us on, throwing money in the buckets and regular comments of “you must be crazy”.
After the 26 miles on Sunday the training plan has not allowed us to put our feet up and rest. This week our training plan hits 75 to 85 miles, and there is a good chance we will break the 90 mile per week mark during the next two weeks. During the first two weeks of August we begin to taper down and let our bodies and minds prepare for the week of Marathons which start in Market Square on Monday 18th August.
There is little value in trying to deny that Warren and I are a little crazy, but the craziness and the mental and physical challenge is worth it if we can change one life for the better in Guernsey and Africa. The amazing reality is that with the £20,000 we are aiming to raise we know that the The HUB and the Village Savings and Loans Projects that This Is EPIC implement will impact many many people in a positive way.
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