If you follow me on Facebook and Twitter you know that from around April to mid May I had a tough time. Some old injury started playing up and just to really push me I got a new one as well.
I managed to push myself to keep on walking but when the moment came that I wasn’t even able to complete 5km , I had to call in the help of a Fysio. I can tell you , I was well gutted. I mean it’s not that I am running hard, or climb mountains or anything.
Just walking. But when the body says No, the body says NO!
But I am well thrilled to say : I am free of pain! With the help of Francoise at ProFysio in Amsterdam. She is my Hero , she really is.
A bit more than a week ago , with my lovely girlfriend ( yes she decided to join me in my Training walks!) we walked 20km through the Dunes, it was hot, it was quite hard but oh so worth it – without pain.
Last Friday , I had my first evening/night walk, 34km and I managed it without pain. Night walking is awesome, the silence, the darkness. I was so happy , that I wasn’t alone. I realised I had watched too many horrofilms. Because I imagined all sort’s of attacks ( mainly scenes out of Halloween, 28days later and the likes) but most important at 01:30 we reached the car.
A special shout out to my girlfriend who walked 34km without training on her running shoes. I had mixed feelings of pride and WTF ! I am in traning for 2 months and she just walks like it’s nothing!! Sorry , maybe I am not a good person
And Monday I walked 22km with my Mother in Law. Again without pain and some really good talks.
So I arrived in a happy state again.
And a MILESTONE : We reached 1000 Euro’s! The Sponsorplan is ready and I am well ready to reach the goal of 5000 Euro’s.
In my first blog I already said it, I am not a sporty person at all. The mindset of pushing myself physically doesn’t appeal to me at all. It’s different when it’s about pushing boundaries or winning an argument.
But two things which push me right now:
1. Alzheimer, it is so important that we collect money so research for prevention and early detection can be financed. It is such an aweful disease.
2. My pride, as simple as that. I can not make it not to collect 5000 Euro and I can not make it not to finish 100km.
So , a brief update and you all know where I am at again! Oh yes and my sponsorplan will be online soon. There will also be a wishlist , so stay tuned!