Climbing Mt Everest

Sorry for the lack of posts over the weekend, it was a bit of a combination of trying to get over this lurgy that I had, being really busy and just general lack of motivation all around. Ended up having a very busy one, off and about picking up some quilting supplies on Saturday and lunch with a great friend, which ended up being a sit down at the lunch table for about three hours just chatting and chatting, then a birthday party that evening – where I drank two whole alcoholic drinks!

I honestly had no intention of drinking at all, was going to just drink diet soft drink, because my theory was who doesn’t supply diet softdrinks at a party right. Well I was wrong – there were no diet soft drinks at all. So I figured if I was going to end up having to drink a full on sugar drink anyway I was going to enjoy myself and have an alcoholic one. Probably not the best idea to have done that and mixed it with cold and flu tablets… Ahh hindsight, it’s a wonderful thing.

Didn’t do any exercise all weekend. I had good intentions but just couldn’t find the energy. Just walking from the car to the quilt shop had me yawning and wanting to go back to bed. So to get myself back into the groove of the exercising thing I’ve joined a challenge to virtually climb Mt Everest. From Monday 19 March until Friday 30 March I will be aiming to walk 10,000 steps a day, along with 9 other wonderful girls from the 12WBT 30+ forum, so that together we can do a combined total of 1.2 million steps to reach the Everest summit. I’m really excited about this for two reasons:

  1. It’s going to give me a really good reason to exercise, and actually do the exercise, and
  2. It raises money for sick kids.

How does it raise money for sick kids you ask? Well if you follow the link to my personal fundraising page, you have the choice of sponsoring me in this challenge. You can sponsor me for as little or as much as you like, every single cent helps. And it helps raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation and help them to continue groundbreaking research that is giving real hope to sick kids. Of course, you don’t have to sponsor me, but feel free to send any messages of encouragement (I’ve worked out that my 10,000 steps a day is going to be about 5km worth a day), cos you know me and exercise…

If you might happen to be looking for a challenge to take up at the end of March, why not give the Everest challenge a go?

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