Just under a week ago, I woke with a thought in my mind, it was a thought that wouldn’t go away.
“Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Climb Kilimanjaro”.
Now I have some reservations about my abilty to do this, but it is not as random as it might seem at first, to you my reader, because someone had suggested I do it, a few months back. It just so happened that on this morning in question, the thought kept going over and over in my head. A local charity is trying to raise money to build a purpose-built home for children affected by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, a holiday home, where they can spend time, by the sea. I consider myself lucky in not having been personally affected in my family, but at a local prayer group, we seem to be regularly asked to pray for a young child with one form or another.
So for the past week, I have been telling myself, that come September 2019, I will be off to Tanzania to climb Mout Kilimanjaro. Do I have any reservations about it? You bet I do!
But I am only a week into the realisation that I am going to do this climb, and I am trying to remain positive and focussed about all the trials and challenges that are going to make this climb an epic event in my life. This time last year I set myself a challenge to transform this jelly baby of a body. Did I suceed? No! However I did manage to run my very 1st 10k run, and raise £600 in doing so, I also climbed a 874m mountain, another first, so lets keep those reservations to a minimum, and think more along the lines of “It’s just another 5,00 odd metres” more.
Thanks for reading and please keep coming back to read more on my progress as training takes place. I am making plans to train for this event, with 5 k fun runs, more 10 k runs and maybe even a half marathon or so. The slideshow of photos is my New Year’s Day 4 mile walk, all done from my backdoor. I am so blessed to live with such beauty on my doorstep.
Have you set yourself a challenge to achieve this year. Do you have reservations about being able to achieve it? Let’s boost each other on our challenges.