Wednesday, 30 March 2011
2011 in 2011 !!
Meet Shona ! She has set herself an amazing challenge 2011 In 2011 ! and its just as it sounds.
She aims to run 2011km during the course of this year - for those of us - like me ,who still work in old money thats 1,250 miles ! Shona`s godmother Sue was diagnosed with M.N.D. in 2009 , since then she has had to learn to adjust to life with less and less strength in her arms and further more prepare herself and her family for an uncertain future. This has been Shona`s motivation.
Shona writes .....
I knew this isn`t going to be easy but I want to do a challenge , something fairly unique and worthy of donations to my chosen charity the MNDA , I plan to run the equivalent of a marathon a week , every week this year ! [ Wow ! ]
Shona is at present spending three months in the U.S.A. and has just completed The Gusher half marathon , in Beaumont Texas. Her regular run is about 7 miles - The Gusher half marathon is 13.1 ! She writes- I had never run that far all in one go ! but I managed to complete the marathon in 1.57 a personnel best !
Pictured below is Shona [ wearing her MND band of course ! ] taking a well earned rest after completing the run.
Please if you get a moment pop to Shona`s blog and leave her an encouraging comment - I know she would greatly appreciate it - you can also make a donation at this site if you so wish.
I love what you are doing Shona - wishing you lots of luck - I will be following your adventures and progress on your blog xx
Anyone else out there doing any fundraising for MND ? Why not buy a band - send in a photograph wearing it and along with details of what you are doing when and where - and I will give you a mention on the blog !