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My first week completed #miles4MAMA

And we’re off!

Its been one whole week since my #miles4MAMA challenge began. I wasn’t sure how out of the ordinary 10, 000 steps a day or 25 miles a week, would be, I hoped I was already completing that just by walking  dog (I wish)  but it turns out I wasn’t. My usual route was just under the 4 miles mark so I’ve had to really up my game. It’s been great getting going though, and luckily the weather played ball so I managed to complete 26 miles for the whole week meaning I’m slightly above target, woohoo!




Toddler and I  trekked over the Jurassic Coast on several occasions, jogging where possible but I’ll be completely honest here, it was more of a power walk as I’m still nervous after suffering with SPD during my last pregnancy so I’m taking it slow, if there’s one thing I learnt while I was immobilized for a few weeks and on crutches, it’s to look after your body and know your limits. Our fitness kit is superb and thanks to my Mountain Buggy as well as our sling I’ve been really eager to get out and about.

We're off on the #miles4MAMA challenge

I’s also like to thank everyone who left their support in the comments last week, it’s so encouraging to know I’m not doing this lone ranger and I hope by spreading the MAMA Academy word we’re all raising awareness of this amazing charity. Please do join in, donate, or just share this post. By doing so you’ll be helping towards the Team MAMA’s Made to Measure and the #miles4MAMA challenge to save 1000 babies from still birth.

The MAMA academy, taking part in the #miles4mama challenge

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  1. 22nd September 2015 / 9:18 am

    Brilliant news, well done you! I sooooo need a challenge like this 😉

    • 22nd September 2015 / 9:38 am

      …also really interesting that you thought your regular walks would have been enough, but actually you needed to do almost four times the amount of miles to cover the challenge.

      • 22nd September 2015 / 2:03 pm

        It just goes to show hot utterly rubbish I am at judging distance. I love a challenge though and this one is so worthy.

    • 22nd September 2015 / 2:04 pm

      You are more than welcome to join in. Popover to great north mum’s blog and read all about how you can sign up. x

  2. 22nd September 2015 / 12:13 pm

    Well done on completing your first week! I agree with you, listen to your body and take it slowly,. I used to go buggy running for years until this September actually when my 3 year old has started nursery school, it’s much harder than just running. Thanks for linking #FitnessTuesday and hope to see you back next week!

    • 22nd September 2015 / 2:08 pm

      thanks Mirka, it is harder with the buggy when I’m going up hills but does i find it easier, especially as this one has a handbrake so i can control my speed.

  3. 22nd September 2015 / 12:16 pm

    Wow it sounds like you are doing fab! And for a worthy cause too, well done you 🙂

    I also suffered from SPD in my last pregnancy. So the fact you are doing this after suffering from SPD is amazing 🙂


    Gemma xxx

    • 22nd September 2015 / 2:07 pm

      its because it the spd that i value being able to walk again and a challenge like this really spurns me on to get out there.

  4. 23rd September 2015 / 2:31 pm

    You’re doing great! Well done for really getting into it and asking others to share it too. Well done.


    • 24th September 2015 / 8:33 pm

      Thanks Morgan, the more the merrier and it’s always better to have a clan for any challenge.

  5. 25th September 2015 / 5:01 am

    Do you jog with the sling or just with the buggy? Our buggy isn’t jogging friendly but it would be great time management if i could find a way to jog when the Toddler is at nursery with the husband training for half marathons it’s difficult to fit us both in and eat at a reasonable time!

    • 27th September 2015 / 8:52 pm

      I tend to power walk with the sling as my boy’s getting heavy and I don’t want to put too put pressure on my raging knees! The buggy is a dream to run with. so light and easy to push as well as turning easily, I just can’t do any sharp turns as it tends to over balance being a 3 wheeler!

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