I said yes straightaway without even thinking about it.
It was nice and sunny. I may have had a beer. The Yes came straight away for a few reasons.
That's what I tell myself....
But actually the main clincher for me was that my brother simplfied the challenge and made it sound do- able:
So I am going to treat this like a project. I've been writing about it in my blog about how you can challenge yourself and make amazing projects by breaking it down, the massive, monster project into the little milestones.
I want to follow my own advice and do something, which at first seems to be out of reach, like running 50 miles in 24 hours.
I haven't ran more than three or four miles since 1985, when I was ten, and I ran the Great North Run. That put me off running for life. I don't go to the gym. I've been to the gym twice in my life. I do swim half a mile a week and skateboard. I do a bit of surfing now and then, but that's pretty inconsistent. I've been doing that for about 10 years, so I have got a basic fitness from that.
I'm going to blog about my progress. I am doing the blogging so that I can raise money for charity primarily. I am blogging to put it out there in the public domain, as well, so that I make sure that I stick to my word.
So, I hope you like my updates.
The next blog post about this undertaking will be about milestones and breaking it down into achievable goals. First goal? To download Strava.
I am raising money for a charity called Epic Kidz, who provide small grants for volunteer groups organising sporting or recreational activities for children. If you would like to support this activity then please donate here.
You can read other posts on this subject here.