Hi Blog Followers, and welcome to another blog after I took a short break for a holiday with my family, in this place with blistering heat lol, so where am I up to with training…
Well as you know I have four Challenges on the go, one of which I have decided to do a complete restart, which I’ll get into shortly, but to update the interest, the other three Challenges are on schedule and tracking well. The first being the crazy 1,000 km Run / Walk Challenge over a 6 month period, so far I am 3/4 of the way through with crossing the 750 km mark. Having an injured foot which simply isn’t coming right (over-pronation) means the majority of this beast is being conducted by clocking up the km’s with walking, on either the road or depending on the heat, on a treadmill (a love hate relationship has been adopted with this bad boy in the photo). Being on holiday didn’t stop this training. Sure I didn’t train as much as I should of, but I did train, and therefore kept up my distance towards this challenge.
The second challenge is the Jacobs Ladder 7 Peaks Challenge of climbing 194,914 feet (or steps) on this bad boy. I smack out 5,000 each time I hit it. I couldn’t train on this beast whilst on holiday as I couldn’t find one whilst away, in saying that I didn’t look to hard, just chose to use the typical Hotel Gym equipment. So with this Challenge, I have 30,000 steps to go, or six sessions… job done! Better get cracking as I also have a late hate relationship with this bad boy in the photo.
The third challenge is the 12 Week Body For Life Challenge, which I have completed but I threw the results away, and have pushed the reset button on this one to restart on 1 August. I was doing fine, then I went on holiday lol… enough said, but I’m a stubborn git to restart and complete my goal (Coach Ray will be rolling his eyes back thinking – YUP!).
The fourth Challenge is everyone’s Challenge that I am over here with, a small contingent, but one of the guys found out about an idea of travel the distance from our present location back to New Zealand. It’s a Challenge of thousands of Km’s, which I won’t complete as the duration from when we started the Challenge until I arrive back in NZ isn’t long enough, but it’s certainly a pleasure to add my training to their goal, and whilst on holiday I sent my results back when training was completed.
Stay tuned team as my blogs will focus on other aspects of my training, but also keep you updated on my personal Challenges x 4, all in the name of two x free T-Shirts for the first two Challenges (1,000 Km Challenge & 7 Peaks Challenge). Regards John Humphries (Aka ULTRAHUMPS).
Humps will be writing weekly as he continues his journey raising funds for Charitable causes.
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