Every year I say I’m going to do a Memory Walk, and every year I fail. So I’m going to put this out there and see what you, my very few loyal readers think. I want to do a walking challenge. It needs to be manageable and I’ll need to rope in a friend or two to do it with me. But I don’t want it to raise money just for Alzheimer’s. I would like to raise money for Sanctuary for Kids and Autism as well.
As such I’m thinking before my 31st birthday in July next year, I want to do 30 miles in 3 weekends. Now that translates to two walks a weekend, one on the Saturday and one on the Sunday. It won’t be how long it takes that counts, but that each mile is met and reached. The end funds would be split three ways, between those charities and any friends who got involved would/could raise money for those charities as well. I know I wouldn’t be able to walk it alone.
I’m thinking this would be about June time because the winter weather does my arthritic knees no favours, and I’d need to contact the charities involved, but if the idea gains support and if one or two of my friends agree to do it with me, then I’ll start looking at possible routes. Photos would be taken along the way and I’d post them on my blog to show my progress.
I’m aware that I’ll need to build up my walking stamina before then and work out how to manage the pain it will produce but I’ve got those itchy fundraiser feet again. I feel like I’ve been sitting and waiting too long. And whilst there’s a project in the offing which will go live soon, hopefully, it’s only directed at one charity. So tell me, what do you think?