Posted in unearthed® blog by Sarah Augustine, April 9, 2015
A three-peaked challenge
Today’s post comes from our newest team member, Marketing Assistant Sarah….
With each year that goes by I try to set myself a new physical challenge that I can have as a goal to train for across a few months of the year. Last year I ran a half marathon (I could barely run 4 miles when I started training!) and this time I face my most demanding activity to date. When the opportunity to climb the three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in just 24 hours came along, I went for it! You may wonder what an earth drives me to endure these gruelling exercises?
‘With enough Clif bars to feed an army’
Yes it is about getting fitter and achieving something I hadn’t thought of doing before but it also gives me the opportunity to raise some money for charities needing a little support. This year all donations are going towards Camp Project Wales.
Camp Project Wales is a charity that one of our colleagues is already really involved with. He has organised the challenge and all of us taking part are supporting this one cause. The organisationprovides kids from the Halton borough in Liverpool with an action and adventure holiday to Wales. Here, they can build up their self-esteem and confidence through activities such as horse-riding, swimming, canoeing and much more.
Training has been intense. Having joined unearthed® in September the balance between food and exercise was flipped in favour of food and let’s be honest, I was never going to complain about that! This meant that as we entered the New Year, a new regime had to begin. I’ve found myself at Saturday morning Spin classes sporting neon lycra, squatting in circuits and even running up the endless flights of stairs to my flat. Each day I shuffle into work with a muscle I never even knew existed aching from the exercise of the previous day.
So on 18th April (just days away!) with enough Clif bars to feed an army I’ll be bracing myself for the snowy peaks of Ben Nevis. The Three Peaks challenge will begin.
Update: the Three Peaks Challenge was sadly postponed due to bad weather in April, but the expedition went ahead on 3rd October (blog to follow). If you fancy sponsoring Sarah and the rest of the team, you can donate to their team donation page.