#fitbitbifty time

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


On the way to the airport on Thursday, I got a call from Coach Magazine.  Mind you, I was headed to Berlin for my first World Marathon Major and was running late.  But I was thrilled when I got the news.  I was being drafted up from my reserve position to a member of Team Adventure for the Fitbit Fifty Challenge.  Along with five teammates, we will run and cycle our way to Edinburgh and back with the aim of finishing in 50 hours or less.  Team Challenge will be giving us a run for our money, but I am so excited (and petrified of course) to take part in this once in a lifetime experience.

Since Ride London, I switched over to marathon training with spin classes to suppliment my training.  I am replacing a male Ironman triathlete and have a Team GB member on my team.  These athletes are amazing, and I cannot believe I will be working alongside them this weekend.  I have been recovering all week since the marathon and am keeping a positive mindset about my abilities after running a marathon less than a week prior.

We start out Friday morning at 6am from Buckingham Palace and head north for 400+ miles.  After running around Edinburgh Castle, we will retrace our steps and end up back at Buckingham Palace on Sunday morning.

Follow me on Twitter and Instagram for live updates on our progress.  Also search for #fitbitfifty for perspective from all the athletes.

Massive thanks to Coach Magazine and Fitbit for this incredible opportunity.  I would also like to thank Altura Cycling for providing me with some autumnal weather kit last minute.  They were lifesavers!

3 comments:

  1. Arrgghh this is so exciting!! Can't wait to follow your progress!

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  2. good luck Mollie!! Look forward to following your journey!

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  3. What a team effort! Great job and quite impressive!

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