for Mental Health
Over the years I've done a few marathons, triathlons and endurance based events. People have often asked me "Do you do these things for charity?" until now the answer has always been, "No, just for a bit of a personal challenge"
In more recent years however, I've learnt more about other personal challenges, challenges that affect mental health. One thing that helps me deal with anxiety, stress and bouts of depression is getting outside and doing some exercise.
So to raise money and awareness for MIND the mental health charity, I plan on exercising everyday continuously for three months.
I'm planning on doing this based loosely on the Olympic triathlon format
A typical Olympic distance triathlon consists of:
a 1500m swim
a 40km bike ride
and a 10km run
I've split these three disciplines up and put them into the last three months of 2019, therefore:
For the month of October, I plan to swim 1500m everyday.
For the month of November, I plan to cycle 40km everyday.
And yes, you've guest it, for the month of December, I plan to run 10km everyday.
That's 92 days of continuous exercise covering 1556.5 kilometres with no breaks for my birthday, Christmas day and New Year's Eve.
If you’d like to read more and donate to the cause you can do so via this Just Giving Page. I'll be posting updates of progress, pain levels and logistical nightmares via my Twitter page, plus there's also the Strava app where all of my daily activities will be logged.
Thank you. x