Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Time out at the festival hall...

Another great evening at the Royal Festival Hall with the The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.... Stunning performance and a great way of relaxing. I think I need to start collecting some good tunes as 90 days on the ice will need a few of them 😀

Friday, 25 March 2016

Two days in Norway...

With my very long list of 'things to do', today I flew out to Norway to look at some sleds that may fit into my 'plan of action'.  

'Plan of action', I hear you say - but its just get on your skies and trundal along to the South Pole and back!! oh I wish!!  To me, a plan of action is a vital plan and one of the best parts of this journey; because unless you have a plan then it is guarenteed to go pearshaped, become an endless meandering task that will take up way too much thinking time. 

Part of this process, that will continue until I am happy, has been gathering advice that consists of 'you need to do....', you must do... and 'you have to....'  Everyone seems to have the definate answer that should be followed.  However, when going solo, when actually on the ice, with no one but yourself around for miles, no shops or internet ordering .... crossing that start line ..... The only person that has to be 100% sure, confident and commited is yourself.  I cant help but smile, calm the excited butterflies and feel a huge sense of freedom. What I know is that every decision that I make and commit to now will become a 'make or break' and life impacting decision - and it feels great! I really love and welcome everyones feedback, no matter what field (a diverse field makes it even more interesting) as feedback can be used (in part or wholley) but ultimately I know that I will make the ultimate decision. 

Friday, 11 March 2016

Practice sled!

Today I picked up my practice sleds that will help me test pulling and packing different weights/ loads. What I know, I need to be 100% sure that I can pull the weight.

Roger at Snowsled was extremely helpful and lovely. 

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Running up the third tallest skyscraper..

Running up the stairs (Tower 42) again for a great charity - Shelter - a charity that helps folk to find a home in difficult times. This is extremely important as everyone needs and deserves a home thats safe. 

Time is not the focus for this run ..... although it did highlight my new wobbly bits that need to be replaced by muscle. today marks the start of the hard training, strict diet and regular sleep pattern.  

After a month and a half of near to nothing all in the name of *recovery* today I drew the line. 

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

5 days to go until....

..... I run up the stairs of tower 52 at 4.30pm. I loved it so much last year, (although it is for a very worthy cause- Shelter), that I am back again for 2016. 

Oh how easy it sounds when I say 'i am going to run up stairs' almost suggesting just one flight! Yes, thats definately in the comfort zone ..... so I will ignore the other 41 flights or 932 steps!!! 

Best I start running up the stairs!!