The next chapter

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

At Chicago start line
On Sunday, I returned from 11 days in the USA which included 3 races, an aerial dance class, and a mermaid swim session.  My brain and body are still confused as to what time it is but I am trying to think ahead to my next challenge.  Currently, the only races I have booked in are 18 November for A Day at the Movies for a shark medal (think Jaws and remember I am a fish nerd) and London Winter Run 10k.  To be honest, I am looking forward to a break from marathon training.  I have completed three World Marathon Major (WMM) marathons in the last 13 months (Berlin, London and Chicago).  It is all consuming, from scheduled runs to cross training, arranging travel and carb loading, even if you are injured like I was over the summer.

A full review of Chicago marathon (my 3rd WMM) will be up soon, but I can tell you my body just wasn't strong enough per usual.  To help correct my weaknesses (and hopefully increase my speed) I am working with Function360, who provided me with a gait analysis at the end of the summer.  Their team is confident that they can get my lazy bum in gear and optimise my running form.  I will also be returning to Julia B Fit's online gym for overall strength and conditioning and working with Shannon S Nutrition to get my portion sizes under control (something that went a bit crazy in the USA). This is a big focus now because my next big challenge is in March and I want you to join me.

I am climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 2018!

Yes, you read that right. I am working with Eco Africa Climbing to bring a wonderful group of ladies up the Machame route.  We will summit on International Women's Day for a trek totalling seven days.  Here are some important details if you are thinking "yes, this is the adventure for me":
  • The trip is 2-11 March 2018, with an optional safari through 14 March 2018.
  • The route has a >90% success rate and Eco Africa Climbing tests blood oxygen twice a day to monitor your body's response to the altitude.
  • Cost is $2469 (~£1800) which covers 10 days (7 days trekking + 3 night hotel, 1 night before climb and 2 nights after climb), including 3 meals a day and tent accommodation on the mountain.
  • Free gift worth £30 from me to the first 10 people who pay in full and give my name as a referral.
  • Surprise at the summit for those who register by 1 December 2017.
  • Facebook group to get to know one another before we meet in person.
  • 3 months of fitness guidance from me, worth £450
  • Exclusive shopping event with discount at Ellis Brigham to help you kit up for the trip. Date for London shopping event TBD.

You can register here and be sure to tell them you heard about this from me to ensure you get your free gifts.  The more women who come along, the more I can offer you in the lead up to the trip.  There is no time like the present so if this is on your bucket like, please get in touch.  Personally, I cannot wait.

Please note, I am not liable for any cancellations or issues with the trip. All transactions with Eco Africa Climbing are between you and the company.  I highly recommend investing in travel insurance to protect your trip and health on this adventure.

Disclaimer: For each person who registers as a referral by me, I receive a small discount on my trip.

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