My Activity Tracking
My target 192kms
Tricky start to the Red Cross challenge, with a friend visiting from out of town, our shed burgled, the new garage concreted being poured, and a 16 hour day all mashed up over three days - hard to find 5 minutes to myself!
Have managed to get out for a few shortruns, and have made up the 10k distance each day in walking. But not running as much as I had planned for. Hope to get back in the swing of it from the weekend and do some good long runs of 8km+
Thank you to another kind anon donor. Everyone contribution gives me another push to get out the door and keep going for longer.
Wish me luck!
Thank you to the anonymous donor who gave $300!
Thank you very much to the supporter who has donated $300 - it goes to a worthy cause and will be well used.
It's also really encouraging to get me moving and out the door. Thanks for the extra motivation!
Kanarazu ganbaru zo!
Have logged 30km this week, which is swift progress from my starting point. Not sure whether I'm ready for 56km a week, but as there's only 3 more days till the challenge starts, so I guess we'll find out!
10 days to go before it gets real
So running every day for the first time in years. Frankly, feels great!
Broke up the week with one rest day Friday and one gym run/row/swim/weights session on Saturday. I needed to rest my legs afted the 6.5km steep hill walk up Mt Pirongia on ANZAC Day.
Into a long slow run Sunday today with the kids on bikes. Didn't run as far as had hoped for on the long slow run, as the kids wore out on the hills, but it was good to be on the road for over an hour.
Realising how much I've missed running.
Not sure about my 8km daily goal. I think 4km twice a day may be manageable, with 5km+ daily as a running minimum and two days a week as swim or gym sessions.
Don't want to burn out, will just have to see how my body responds and be careful to not overdo it!
To all the supports and sponsors - thanks for the encouragement :)
Psyched up for the challenge
So, all psyched for the challenge. Starts in May, so training has begun.
In May, I'm going to walk or run an extra 8km a day for 24 days to raise money for Red Cross.
If you'd like to help out the Red Cross, here's a nudge to do so.
If you sponsor me, you'll get to see the photos as I stagger through it. I'll have no choice but to carry on!
So please chip in for a good cause and watch me suffer.
Hello friends and family!
I have joined Red Cross Journey because I am inspired by the good work of New Zealand Red Cross. From 8-31 May I will be counting my daily steps to reach my step target. As I reach milestones in my step challenge, I’ll get updates on the real journey of Carma, a Red Cross member volunteering in her community. Coming from Hawke’s Bay, Carma started selling pre-loved items in a Red Cross Shop, but she quickly developed a passion for the entire work of Red Cross and its principles – so much so that she joined her local Disaster Welfare and Support Team, one of Red Cross’ most demanding roles!
Please support me in this challenge by making a secure donation to my fundraising page. Donate now and you too can support New Zealand Red Cross to help vulnerable people at home and overseas.
When you help me to raise money for New Zealand Red Cross, you’re contributing to the Red Cross response to disasters like the November 2016 earthquake, to community development programmes, support for former refugees, community transport, teaching life-saving skills to children, delivering Meals on Wheels and much more.
Thank you in advance for your generosity so, together we can help Red Cross support people in need in New Zealand and overseas.