A Big Round Milestone
It’s building up to be quite a weekend. On Saturday my challenge of making a self-propelled journey of at least 5 kilometres per day reaches the 1,000 consecutive days mark.
To be honest, I’m struggling to get my head round it myself, but I’ve walked, run, cycled, canoed, kayaked or skied at least 5 kilometres every day since 25th March 2013.
There have been some classic days in that time on some of Scotland’s finest mountains, and stunning days in the Italian Dolomites (skiing, walking, cycling and running) in perfect conditions; but to get to 1,000 consecutive days there have also been a large number of what I call “bread and butter days”. Days when I have just churned out the daily walks and bike rides, often before breakfast and sometimes after dark. Repetitive maybe, but every kilometre has provided invigorating exercise and the joy and satisfaction of being outdoors.
So, the plan for Saturday is to run the Perth Parkrun on the North Inch at 9.30 a.m. For anyone unfamiliar with parkruns (there can’t be many people left that aren’t) they are 5 kilometre runs, in towns and cities all around the world, held on a Saturday morning. They’re a superb way of bringing like-minded people together to enjoy some early morning exercise.
I will post another blog after completing the parkrun and reaching my (next) target of 1,000 consecutive days of at least 5 kilometres of self-propelled exercise.
This weekend is also the annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year programme. I’ve loved watching SPOTY most years since I was a kid, and last year actually went to see it live in Glasgow. It’s such a great December type of activity – to look back at the year and remember who did what.
With the proliferation of social media, we can all now join in to review and share our own sporting year. By using the hashtags #mysportinghighlightof2015inonepicture and/or #MSHof2015IOP anyone can choose their own personal special moment of the year and share it with the world.
Have a think about your sporting highlight of the year and share it for all to see. It will be great to see the hashtags being used.
It will also be great to see you at the Perth Parkrun on Saturday morning if you’re in the area.