Moonwalk 2011

It’s done!

26.2 miles through London in the middle of the night, and genuinely one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done. My entire body is rebelling….

Managed to get round, despite the pasta they gave us before setting off *really* disagreeing with me and meaning that I slowed down more and more as the hours wore on and I limped to the next set of loos.

I feel ouchy, proud, happy, and ouchy.

I feel lucky to have been a part of something special raising money for such a great cause.

I have learned that I have reserves of strength I’ve only peeked before. I learned that even when exhausted, sore and close to tears, I can always muster a cheery good morning. I learned that after several hours of walking alone, I talk to myself in a way that’s a little bit coach, a little bit shrink, and a little bit stand up comedian.

Photos of the event can be seen here on my multitalented friend Jason’s flickr. Big shout out to Jason for also bringing Buck Fizz and sausage sandwiches to the finish line.

Thank you to all of you who sponsored me, and also all those who sent messages, texts, tweets and fb messages – they spurred me on more than you know. Huge thank yous to my darling Matthew badger too, who not only came to meet me at the end, but who also looked after me all day yesterday as I prepared for the walk, stayed on alert all night while I was walking, and has spoilt me rotten today (fish & chips & champagne – definitely a new favourite!). Love you!

Huge congratulations to all the Moonwalkers, and to all at Walk the Walk!

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  1. Samantha
    15th May 2011 / 9:21 pm

    Always knew you'd take that challenge and own it. No matter how hard it got. You're an inspiration my lovely and you are rightly proud of an amazing achievement. Bet you anything every time you see Horse Guards Parade, Buckingham Palace, The South Bank etc etc etc now you get a flash back 🙂 Love you lots xxxx

  2. Christielli
    15th May 2011 / 10:18 pm

    I am so glad that you persevered and made it! Well done! It's too bad that you had the extra challenge of the sore tummy, but yay for you for vanquishing your foe! Do you think you'll do it again next year?You're "it's on like DJ Prince gig with borrowed equipment" made me LOL big time. Bahahaha! You will love Bridesmaids. It's so funny that both of our fitness challenges fell on the same weekend! Yay for us!Oh and yay for the fish, chips and champagne. How lovely!

  3. Riot Kitty
    15th May 2011 / 10:43 pm

    You are such a trouper! I'm so proud of you! Sorry about the tummy troubles :(You know that walking that many miles entitles you to eat anything you want today, right?

  4. Riot Kitty
    15th May 2011 / 10:52 pm

    PS There is a note for you on my blog 😉

  5. Siobhan
    16th May 2011 / 9:14 am

    Everyone who does this is my hero. You are brilliant xx

  6. Wiwille
    16th May 2011 / 4:17 pm


  7. Darth Weasel
    17th May 2011 / 4:39 am

    a worthwhile and commendable cause. RIP those who came too soon, and a long, healthy life to those saved in the future by the efforts of folks like you

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