Good morning world and thanks for tuning in once more to the Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet.
I trust today finds you well on the first “Hump Day” of the year and you are remembering to treat it the same as any other day and not give in to it’s mystical life sapping properties….
So what are we about today?
Well I think today, as it is the first day without all of those bloody drummers and pipers, leaping lords and milking maidens along with a cart full of poultry, I figure we get a return to normality and start as we mean to go on which in Magnetland means starting to get back into a sensible morning posting regime, followed by a dog walk and the gym. Once this has been completed it is usually time for a sensible lunch leaving me the afternoon free to once more start my creative juices flowing and get some sensible writing time in without disturbances from external influences, you know, like taking a nap or reading someone else’s book which is all VERY important stuff 😉 This is being worked towards and will be implemented by this coming Monday… or at least thats the plan…
I must also start the training for my Charity Walk so that will need to be scheduled in from Monday otherwise I might get to the walk start date of Friday June 10th 2016 and not be able to do a single mile per day let alone the 18 I have scheduled for that day each of the following nine…!
This training will obviously go hand in hand with the planning and logistics of the whole affair. An event I plan to make as big as possible to get as much coverage for the charity as I can possibly manage. I would seriously love to get everyones feedback on the ideas we come up with as the whole project grows and matures into something with a little bit of class and dignity but something that is also fun that people can get behind….
I spoke to my good friend Kate the other day and after telling her that I will need help with the behind the scenes stuff because, as I put it “I am the talent darling….”!! she saw me for the useless article I am and has agreed to be the Logistics wizard for the walk because I know I will need all the help I can get with arranging the camping, the food, the water, the waste disposal, power for my blogging, my logging, my videoing, arranging walking with other people, getting us all from one stage to the next, taking the correct routes, timing of the interviews, supporting the media involvement, taking the photos, arranging wet weather wear, medical assistance for when I no doubt injure myself etc etc The list is a long one and she believes we have only scratched the surface!
To be honest, I am glad to have someone so organised in my camp because I need someone who can think of questions to ask the Charity to see how much support they give and someone to have the smarts to remain calm in the face of adversity. I think her being a 30 year ex law enforcement veteran is possibly the best thing because I dare say there is very little that she will not have come up against in her time on the Force.
This means that I will have a wingman (woman) to double check all of my thoughts and to verify the ideas I have along the way to the big day. I know that this can only be a good thing because being a creative type, I can be known to let the mind go and wander off on a tangent. A prime example of this was two nights ago when I removed some food from the fridge, closed the fridge door then took my car keys from my pocket and press the lock button on the key fob.
Yes that’s right, I lock my fridge with my car keys.
So things are moving along nicely with the walk and as such I shall attempt to have weekly posts letting you know how the training is going, how the preparations are going and how the fund raising total is building.
What I really need is everyone I know to donate whatever they can afford and hopefully I will smash that £10,000 target I have set myself. I am positive this will be achievable, especially if we get the primary schools involved in the walks and get the children raising funds for the Charity as well…
Tomorrow also see’s our first meeting proper with HENRY itself so it will be interesting to see what Kate makes of what they can do to support the whole event because I imagine she will be a hard taskmaster and someone who will expect a good amount of support in the entire project, with idea’s of how to grow it into the big affair that we want it to become.
I will ask you guys this….
Do you think that my not being able to walk more than 30 yards last March to walking 170 miles this June will be a big draw? Also, what do you think of the walking the Ridgeway to the immediately heading north so I can walk Hadrian’s wall?
I am fairly certain these two have never been combined before so think that fact in itself is quite unusual.
However, regardless of this, at the end of the day the biggest thing that matter’s is the charity and making people aware of the service that they offer in helping families become healthy together and children to learn about nutrition and exercise at a very young age so that we might one day beat this epidemic that is sweeping our nation so that obesity related illness and death will no longer be an the increasing statistic it is fast becoming.
Sounds like a worthwhile walk when you put it like that doesn’t it…?
Stay out of the fridge.