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Lisa's Half Marathon Update

Just a little update now my training is in full swing and the big day is only 2 weeks away!

I always knew this was going to be hard but trying to work, look after my family and train is much harder than I anticipated aside from the fact I am so unfit!  I have been doing circuit and weight training to strengthen my body and power walk training to improve my stamina. 

I have a wonderful friend, Becky, who is joining me on the journey and keeping me going. 

On the plus side, I have come to realise we are surrounded by beautiful countryside and just being out in the fresh air really does lift my mood. It's amazing what you don't see during a normal day. 

Today Becky and I clocked up our biggest power walk to date at 8.5 miles in 2 hours and 23 minutes, which is just under 17 minutes per mile. It was hard going and I have a lovely blister to prove it!  It is getting easier though so I have faith that I will complete the challenge. 

I'd like to thank everyone who has sponsored  me so far as it really helps to keep me motivated knowing the money will help people in need. 

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