Have you ever said something and the moment the words left your mouth, you wanted to breathe them back in and pretend they never happened? Imagine cod. That would be good. This will get you out of many bad situations.
“We should definitely do a triathlon for Charity of the Year,” I said as I walked across the office at work. Has it become a boom? It will never become a boom. I’m quiet! Why did those words suddenly sound loud enough for everyone to hear and I couldn’t take them back.
I work in a flight center and every year we hold a Charity of the Year event and aim to raise £100,000. While we’re all serious about making cupcakes, selling books, getting custard pies in the face and walking along the Thames, I decided to take it a step further. Why didn’t you bake a cake!?
So now I’m going to the London Triathlon in July with my friend and colleague Vicky Flip Flop. He’s always the go-to guy when it comes to doing something really stupid.
Our charity this year is Make-A-Wish, and every time I start wondering why I’m doing this, I think about why we do it. Make-A-Wish grants wishes to terminally ill children. Even just a small donation can make a big difference. I would like to raise money for this event, so please spare a little money and donate to my Just Giving page (which is currently a bit of a sad page).
So what do I have to do?
- swim 750 meters
- bicycle 20km
- run 5km
I know what you’re thinking. It seems so simple, right? I think so.
she can swim 750 meters, take baths for hours, and looks like a mermaid. I can run his 20k on the bike. Once, I took a motivational spin class. Beware: In motivational spin classes, you’ll hear things like, “Go for it, girls, you can do it!” I couldn’t do it, but their unwavering faith was quite admirable. And on Saturday night, I must have run a few miles in my 4 inch heels to catch the last subway ride home (I missed it, I guess I need to speed it up).
But I was told that when you put them all together, it would be one of the toughest few hours of your life. I think the best thing to do is to get some training!
To stay motivated, I listen to a little motivational music.
For the run – Run by Kill it Kid
I like to sing under my breath, so I can sing while huffing and puffing while pushing one foot in front of the other.
For the Cycle – DJ Yoda Feat. Soom T. & Afrikan Boy – Rudies
For the swim – Splish Splash
Well, I admit I haven’t thought of a song for swimming, but it makes splashing sound so fun that I splash a lot when I swim.
If you know of any other motivational exercises, please let me know. I think we need all the help we can get!