Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 50 Update

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 50 Update


Yes, I started the day with only 40 km to go. I didn’t rush it given I was recovering from last night’s revelry at The Plough. However, well before lunchtime I was saddled up and raring to go. Mike decided to head off on the weekly food foraging while I made headway. He did assure me he would be back for the final few km though. He was as good as his word and was there cheering me on as I completely the last 5 km in record time.


I DID IT! Just look at that smile 😀👍

And the celebration? A fry up for lunch … not a piece of foliage in sight 🙂

Lessons learnt? Plenty I can assure you! I’ll address those in a future post once I’ve recovered myself.

For now I intend to rest and celebrate what would have been my boy’s 16th birthday today.

A massive thanks to everyone who has sponsored me, cheered me on, read my musings and generally followed along. Your support and generosity is truly appreciated. Thank you.

As for what’s next … well let’s just say Project Snowdon is calling! 😱

2000 km done … all done! 👍

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 49 Update

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 49 Update

It was so great to be starting the day with only double figures to go. Even better than that, once today’s 40 km was done I’d halved the outstanding distance from 80 km to just the final 40 km. Result!

Mike was working from home today, working on some video based training, which meant he gets to make lunch. A rather extravagant salad was presented for my consumption after I’d completed today’s 40 km.

The Old Plough

Tonight was a night out. We had a Lent Mass at All Saints before a more decadent appointment as ladies were invited to the traditionally boys’ drinking night at The Plough.

It was a good night to choose as Wales were playing Ireland in the Six Nations so the place was packed. We generally put the world to rights and the boys plotted future challenges for me given that #ASRF4050 is due to finish TOMORROW!!!!

Mike didn’t come out of this speculative planning unscathed though as a little bird told me he’d been challenged to a half marathon in October! Mike was last sighted running for the hills and I don’t think it was stage one of his half marathon training LOL

1960 km done, 40 km to go.

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 48 Update

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 48 Update

A early start to the day meant I had completed my 40 km before lunch. Talking of lunch I followed the 40 km up with a very pleasant foliage heavy repast. I must say I still find kale an acquired taste but at least it makes the raw mushrooms look like a rare delicacy
My afternoon was spent wading through reams of material for a new project before I approached the demanding task of crafting the weekend’s bidding prayers. Mike will be dropping them in at the sacristy in the morning and it’s always a relief to get past that worrying cut off point for them needing a complete re-write in light of some national or global disaster.
So anyway if you’re there on Sunday you’ll know it’s our turn again as once more we managed to include a reference to our furry pet friends. You can guarantee if pets are mentioned it’s us writing them!
Talking of which, Mike assured me he was visiting YouTube to research a thorny Excel problem … which didn’t explain the resulting 40 minutes spent billing and cooing over Samoyed videos! To be fair to him it’s easily done, you visit with work-fuelled intentions and then the YouTube “suggested videos” pass lazily in front of you and before you know it you’re hooked into compulsively viewing an endless round of impossibly cute fluff balls.
A couple of examples, including one of our own boy Meyer … Enjoy!

1920 km done, 80 km to go.