Thank you lovely tumblrs!!!
I hope to be lighter and fitter for the next Tough Mudder!
"It was with Esther that the Nerdfighter community came together and helped the Harry Potter Alliance win 250,000 dollars. And Hank, it was because of Esther that on Esther Day I told you that I love you (which I do, although I don’t want to talk about it). And even though Esther has died we will continue to do projects with her. Because it will be when we work to decrease World Suck and when we show our love for others that Esther will be with us most."
Esther Day is around the corner! Don’t forget to let us know what you’re planning by using the #estherday tag.
You can learn more about the Esther Day project here.
So, things this year haven’t been great. My Mum passed away, which has obviously dominated my life for the last 5 months or so.
I am trying to be accountable for my weight gain. This week I am writing down EVERYTHING I eat and drink and seeing how many calories I actually go over each week. Then hopefully reflecting back on it all will mean that I can make adjustments to what I am having and start properly losing weight.
I have some Tough Mudder photos to post as well… soon.
i’m genuinely concerned that no one will fall in love with me
Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry.
She registered for the race under the gender-neutral “K. V. Switzer. Race official Jock Semple attempted to physically remove her from the race, and according to Switzer said, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend Tom Miller, who was running with her, shoved Semple aside and sent him flying, and other runners provided a shield for her. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.
Was just talking about this to my mother the other day…Katherine Switzer’s interview in The Makers is pretty awesome.
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I completed Tough Mudder!!! It was so much fun, I want to do it again! I am determined to get fit and lose weight so that next time we do it in a much better time!
I ache today, and I have so much house stuff to get through I’m not entirely sure how I’m going to manage it, BUT - needs to be done!
If you are considering a Tough Mudder, DO IT! You can walk if you need to, and everyone helps you on the course, it is fab! If I can do it, surely anyone can?!
(I did the race with the team in the bottom pic, but the middle pic was my workmates who did it as well which is why I’m with them too)!
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