Running for me is the best way to clear your head, escape and to keep your fitness levels up! Along with my desire to continually push myself and my limits it seemed a crazy yet perfect idea to attempt this challenge. Before I set out on running 5 marathons in 5 consecutive days for Sport Relief 2014 I had completed various other charity fitness events. However this marked the first “ultra fitness challenge” which I set out to achieve raising a fair amount of money for a fantastic charity!
It’s a year on since I completed the event for Sport Relief and now we’ve got the website it’s great to be able to share another success story about how self belief, hard work and a worthwhile cause really can help you achieve things which you and many others never thought were possible.
At the time I was working full time for Sainsbury’s as a Deputy Store Manager and one of the biggest difficulties I had was juggling the training along with the 45+ hours a week managing the store. The other difficulty was resisting the endless temptation to indulge in all of the food on offer on a daily basis!
The 5 marathons were in itself a completely different test to what I had ever attempted before, however the support of my colleagues in my store and other stores were really what made the challenge so worth while. Together we raised a superb £2,500 for Sport Relief which I’m incredibly proud of!
Post challenge, I felt compelled to start AllShapeUp even more. Not because I believe everyone should complete fitness challenges, but because I believe everyone should believe in themselves. Being confident and believing in yourself is one of the most important things in this world. The biggest lesson I learned from the 5 days, was that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.
Love and passion,