Elaine's 2,000 km Challenge

What’s Going On?

Let me say this right upfront: I am not a keep fit fanatic. In fact I have never been remotely interested in fitness of any kind, at any level.

Sadly, this shows! In addition to that general lack of interest, add a desk job and computer bound hobbies and you have a recipe for years of blissful inactivity.

However, all that is about to change!

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days

miles

marathons

How Can You Help?

I’m glad you asked!

Seriously, any cheerleading you can provide would be most welcome as would sponsorship/donations.

You can donate via my JustGiving page or directly via PayPal.

If you’re in the area one Sunday, pop in to the Parish Centre after 9:30am Mass and say hello 🙂

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 23 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! Eucharistic duty completed without incident! Despite horror stories of all kinds of disaster from our recent training day fresh in my mind. It was a close thing though ... As I approached the front pew my eyes alighted on a...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 22 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! With the single exception of tech toys I'm not keen on any kind of shopping but the absolutely worst kind of shopping is shoe shopping. Hence, The Lowry Outlet Mall is a very scary place for me to venture into since it's...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 21 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! The weekend starts here! Well it does when Mike is working from home on a Friday 😀 Sadly, I wasn't spending the day in the usual comfort of my office as I had a client visit planned. The knock on effect of this was I was late...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 20 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! The great lettuce hunt continues! I am receiving updates from all over the country from my online friends assuring me that they are doing far better than I am in the lesser spotted lettuce hunt. Never mind the lettuce though....

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 19 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! After the high of yesterday being signed off from the dentist after almost two years of treatment I didn't think it could get any better. But today it did! Today I received my before and after photos from my dentist. O.M.G. I...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 18 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! Guess what my first appointment of the day was? Need a clue? Where do I seem to spend an inordinate amount of time? Apart from in front of my beloved computers, obviously! Yes, I was back at the dentist today ... AGAIN ;)...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 17 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! The start of another week of #ASRF4050 and I was facing a hugely busy day. This didn't start well given I had to be up at stupid o'clock to take the car in for its MOT. The car needed defrosting. Average for early February you...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 16 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! The excesses of last night's dinner meant there was no way I was able face a breakfast as hearty as yesterday. I raided the copiously stocked breakfast bar and returned with a banana and a glass of water. I know, last of the...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 15 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! The day started with the morning after the rather late night before. I think dancing until 1am took its toll, in a VERY big way. I awoke to vague recollections of a rather alarming suggestion. As I regained consciousness I...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 14 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! The weekend started here! And what a fabulous day it was, if you discount the need to get up extra early to complete 40 km at breakneck speed so we could head off to Alvaston Hall Hotel early for the duration. On a tech related...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 13 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! There are some things that you just couldn’t make up and today was full of them! After the world-wide shortage of courgettes (zucchini) of a few days ago it now seems that lettuce, in fact all things salad related, are now in...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 12 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! Day 12 and I'm still alive ... quite an achievement! Almost better than that I've had two invitations out to lunch. Both most welcomely contemplated as I nibbled my way through a rather light lunch of grapes and nuts...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 11 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! Today was the end of January. Whilst that's not normally something worthy of a celebration, it most certainly is if you've: Been exceptionally diligent in the health and fitness department Have an Apple Watch Yes, hot on the...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 10 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! Back to work again today and I'll admit to a certain level of exhaustion. Now before you think it's the cycling I can assure you it was much more likely the time it took to load the goodies into the fridge last night! Again it...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 9 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! How on earth is it shopping day again? It only seems like yesterday we dragged half the salad aisle back home and yet here we are again. After the success of all things lettuce related last week there was much greenery evident...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 8 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! I have no fondness for early mornings as regular readers will know! However, a three-line whip from the Bishop was in force today so I was dutifully up at stupid o'clock to attend a compulsory training session for Extraordinary...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 7 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! I made the mistake of having a late night last night. In my defence there was a good reason for such decadence. It was because I was waiting for midnight come round to have a listen of the new Train album in its entirety as soon...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 6 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! Thursday is video production day for me and this week it was a short how-to for Mac users looking to create a boot disk for macOS Sierra. I managed to get it recorded before attempting today's 40km as I figured the gasping...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 5 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! Hit the 200 km (125 miles) mark today - 10% of the way there! My speed today wasn't helped by the cold weather. I can only assume the peddles were frozen solid. It certainly felt like they were! Anyway, having worked up an...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 4 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! Day 4 already! My day started with a 2 hour dentist appointment at 8:30am ... oh boy do I know how to live! I briefly considered asking for some of the anaesthetic "to-go" to ease my aching legs but given the effect on my lips I...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 3 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! Day 3 was my first working day of #ASRF4050 and trying to find the time to fit in 40 km was going to require some creative time management! It was one of my favourite mobile apps that came to the rescue in the shape of Audible....

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 2 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! As I mentioned Sunday is shopping day at MacBites HQ, not my favourite activity I can assure you. Luckily I was able to put it off until almost lunchtime as Mass was first, followed by our traditional cup of black tea in the...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 1 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! Well the great day arrived and I did it! The first 40km are in the bag. How did it go I hear you ask: well while the saddle sores are not a problem (YET!) my feet ache like crazy. Better footwear is clearly required. My Apple...

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