If you'd have said to me 2 years ago, when I was struggling to breathe after walking up Malham cove on the Jane Tomlinson 14 mile walk, that I'd complete the Yorkshire 3 Peaks I'd have laughed so hard and dismissed it without question.
But here I am having completed the 24.5 miles and 700 meters in elevation in 13 hours. To say I am proud just doesn't seem to convey the feeling to it's fullest. And to top that we estimate that the team of 20 of us has raised approx £8000 for the Reuben's Retreat charity. Sponsorship money is still coming in so the accurate amount will be announced soon. It's just incredible.
I still can't believe I did it to be honest, the small steps really do add up to a mountain. Then you look back and think wow, did I really do that! Along the way there were times when I had to keep focused, sometimes just on the next few feet and conquer my inner negativity but there were also times of laughter and fun.
Reminds me of any goal and the value of taking it bit by bit. You'll be amazed at where you end up. I've learnt that its your mind that gives in way before your capability.
So what's your personal goal/challenge? Something you've wanted to do but talked yourself out of? Let me know in the comments box below. Sign up for it today because you're more capable than you think and the feeling you get when you've done it is amazing.
Thank you to everyone who donated and made it so worth while.