The final countdown to my Moonwalk is here! This time next week I will have completed The Moonwalk London 2016 and achieved my goal to raise money for Breast Cancer.
When I decided to do the Moonwalk I had no idea what it really involved or what the time commitment would be. It has been a huge learning experience for me. My job as a coach and mentor has most certainly enabled me to achieve my training requirements and get results by pulling from my knowledge and skill-set.
I really have had to practice what I coach my school students! Here are some of the things I have had to do to complete my training plan:
- Set clear and specific goals
- Plan, prepare and practice walking routes and techniques
- Measure and monitor my progress
- Recognise and reward my own achievements
- Push myself outside of my comfort zone
- Be determined and persevere, even when the going was tough
- Use my specific support network
- Use my toolbox of coping strategies when I hit ‘The Wall’ to push myself through the pain barrier
- Listen actively to what others had to say and picked up useful information to assist me on my journey
- Communicate to friends and family around what I needed to achieve
I have received some fantastic support from my friends and family and I would not be where I am today in my training if it was not for them. Their love and support has really helped to motivate and push me through to achieve results that I did not know I was capable of. It really is surprising what can be achieved when we put our minds to something.
I have 3 more training walks to do then a couple of days of rest before I go into London next Saturday. I look forward to posting next week and letting you know how I get on. If you would like to support me in my Moonwalk which I have dedicated in memory of the fantastic Stephanie White and to raise money for Breast Cancer – please go to my donation page.
Have a great week and enjoy the sunshine.