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Challenge 2023


OK. I have decided to try and drag my aging limbs through another 12 month exercise challenge in 2023.  On this occasion, the motivation will not be weight loss as I'm pleased to report that although my weight has gone back up a little since I finished my last challenge, I am still happy with it where it is. So I need another motivation. I go public with these projects because if I did them privately, 'just for me', and didn't tell anyone, I can guarantee that within a week of starting, I would give up.

On this occasion therefore, I have decided to do this one for charity but with a slight difference. In the past, I have done similar challenges for large charities such as Cancer Research but this time I want to focus on smaller charities.  I understand that for so many people these are difficult times financially but it seems to me that as a result of this, the smaller charities suffer more than the bigger ones, despite offering sometimes life saving help to local communities.

The physical side of the challenge will be to complete in a calendar year:

  1. Bike: 6,000km  (combination of Mountain Bike and Exercise Bike)
  2. On Foot: 2,500km  (combination of walking and plodding)
  3. Gym Reps: 365,000  (combination of upper body, core, leg exercises)

The plan is to dedicate each month of the challenge to a different charity.  I have a few in mind, but this is where I need your help to identify 12 charities that I can support over the year.

Do you have a local charity that needs assistance ?  As I intend to run this through JustGiving.com they need to be a fully registered charity that is able to receive funds through this portal.  I am looking for anything from small mental health charities to local food banks to support for the homeless.

If you have such a charity that you endorse/support and you think it is worthy of my consideration, please could you pass me the details.

Thank you all, as always.

 



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Bob in Spain wrote:

OK. I have decided to try and drag my aging limbs through another 12 month exercise challenge in 2023.  On this occasion, the motivation will not be weight loss as I'm pleased to report that although my weight has gone back up a little since I finished my last challenge, I am still happy with it where it is. So I need another motivation. I go public with these projects because if I did them privately, 'just for me', and didn't tell anyone, I can guarantee that within a week of starting, I would give up.

On this occasion therefore, I have decided to do this one for charity but with a slight difference. In the past, I have done similar challenges for large charities such as Cancer Research but this time I want to focus on smaller charities.  I understand that for so many people these are difficult times financially but it seems to me that as a result of this, the smaller charities suffer more than the bigger ones, despite offering sometimes life saving help to local communities.

The physical side of the challenge will be to complete in a calendar year:

  1. Bike: 6,000km  (combination of Mountain Bike and Exercise Bike)
  2. On Foot: 2,500km  (combination of walking and plodding)
  3. Gym Reps: 365,000  (combination of upper body, core, leg exercises)

The plan is to dedicate each month of the challenge to a different charity.  I have a few in mind, but this is where I need your help to identify 12 charities that I can support over the year.

Do you have a local charity that needs assistance ?  As I intend to run this through JustGiving.com they need to be a fully registered charity that is able to receive funds through this portal.  I am looking for anything from small mental health charities to local food banks to support for the homeless.

If you have such a charity that you endorse/support and you think it is worthy of my consideration, please could you pass me the details.

Thank you all, as always.

 


 Hi Bob

I started a small charity some time ago. It's an arts and education centre on an organic farm. One of our aims is getting people outdoors doing meaningful activities using natural materials - community garden, creative activities, walks around the farm, day visits for children etc. We find the majority of our participants who have disadvantages in life also suffer from poor mental health and outdoors, healthy food and creative activities are all things which help improve this.

Here's a link to our website, we're also on Facebook and Instagram for more day to day reports

www.organicarts.org.uk

I'd love it if you'd consider us, but understand if there is something else which you more directly engage with

Thanks and good luck with your goals!

Christine



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Christine wrote:

 Hi Bob

I started a small charity some time ago. It's an arts and education centre on an organic farm. One of our aims is getting people outdoors doing meaningful activities using natural materials - community garden, creative activities, walks around the farm, day visits for children etc. We find the majority of our participants who have disadvantages in life also suffer from poor mental health and outdoors, healthy food and creative activities are all things which help improve this.

Here's a link to our website, we're also on Facebook and Instagram for more day to day reports

www.organicarts.org.uk

I'd love it if you'd consider us, but understand if there is something else which you more directly engage with

Thanks and good luck with your goals!

Christine


Thanks Christine.

I will take a look.



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Well this plan didnt last long

I have snapped my achilles tendon today. Going to be out of action for a while.

What a silly boy I am.

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Bob in Spain wrote:

Well this plan didnt last long

I have snapped my achilles tendon today. Going to be out of action for a while.

What a silly boy I am.


 Oh, no, ouch! Rest well and good luck with your recovery.

 



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Oh no Bob. Rest up and get well soon!

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Am being kept in hospital. Operation Monday.

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Bob in Spain wrote:

Well this plan didnt last long

I have snapped my achilles tendon today. Going to be out of action for a while.

What a silly boy I am.


 Oh, ouch - that's awful- so sorry to hear it 



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Bob in Spain wrote:

Am being kept in hospital. Operation Monday.


 Oh heck Bob! Good luck and chin up! wishing You a speedy recovery !



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Thanks all. I hate hospital food.

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Slight change in what they are telling me now. Will be seeing a traumatologist today who will tell me if they need to operate or not. A&E were sure they would operate but so far they havent done any xrays or scans.

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OMG, sorry to hear that. Hope that you can be calm about all this s**t.

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Now confirmed. Op tomorrow. Home on Tuesday. Three weeks in plaster and then rehab.

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Life throws up continual challenges.

You'll get through this latest unexpected challenge Bob and then be ready for your planned Challenge 2023.

All the best



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Bob in Spain wrote:

Well this plan didnt last long

I have snapped my achilles tendon today. Going to be out of action for a while.

What a silly boy I am.


 Oh no cry so sorry to hear that - having torn mine earlier in the year I know how frustrating it can be not to be able to exercise. Hope the operation goes well and wishing you a speedy recovery.



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