❤️ #14 Blindman Advent Ultra Step Challenge: HOSPITAL, APP CRASH, RAIN! & Exhaustion! 😰

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Hi friends! 

Well there was no time to mess about this morning…We were up at 6am as we had to go into London for an eye appointment at hospital for Sarah. As we armed ouselves for the day trip (it usually takes hours, if not all day) i’d thought i’d track my walking starting from when we had to walk to the train station etc. Sounded like a great idea…Until it wasn’t, lol.

I paused Fitbit when we stepped onto the train and resumed when we got off. Then paused again as we got on the second train, and so on. It was working fine until…As we got to Clapham Junction (on our return journey) i opened the ’Trains’ app to find the next train home which worked great…But when i switched to the Fitbit app it had cancelled my tracking and wouldn’t respond to any other action. I tried everything including closing the app etc but the app had crashed! It still counts my overall steps and i’ll do as many as i know will make it for the daily challenge but then i’ll have to log out tonight as i don’t want to lose any information. Let’s hope it’s back and working ready for tomorrows challenge! I managed to salvage the total daily step count from the app crash. 💪🏼 😀

As Sarah started back at work (she has to have more laser surgery in Jan) i rushed out to try and get some hours in before it got dark. I was only out about 10 minutes when it absolutely tipped it down!! My top half was completely fine as i had my amazing yellow Dortmund jacket on…But my bottom half was drenched as i was only wearing my normal tracksuit bottoms. They were stuck to me like i’d been shrink wrapped! I quickly went home and switched into my adidas adizero full waterproofs and headed back out! 💪🏼 

I’m not sure if it was the hospital trip, the app crashing, the heavy rain or the fact that this challenge is just relentless at draining me everyday without rest…But i’m completely exhausted!! 😰

I will leave you with a few photos i managed to take today whilst trying not to get my phone too wet! Hopefully see you tomorrow if i can move, lol! 💪🏼 😀 

Rain walk 1

Rain Walk Pond 2

Rain walk woods 3

Today’s Grenade bar advent calendar flavour is…???

Grenade Advent Calendar

Grenade Carb Killa Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bar…Mmmmmm…A triple layered bar consisting of protein nougat, topped with caramel, coated in milk chocolate, peanuts and chocolate chips! 💪🏼 😀 

Stats so far…

  • Total steps: 300,445
  • Total miles: 154.67

Now to try and rest and repair these aching, tight and tired legs, back, hips, knees and blistered feet ready for tomorrows challenge!

An Advent For Change…❤️

OH…Have you heard about my ‘Blindman 20,000 steps, every day, for 24 days (during advent 2020) for Blood Pressure UK!’ That’s around 252 miles!! 

If not, lol…Please read my story and DONATE and help me smash my £1,000 target! 💪🏼

Please don’t forget to share and make everyone aware of the silent killer that could be lurking inside us! 

Do you know YOUR blood pressure numbers?? 

I believe that the greatest gift you can give your loved ones and the world this Christmas…Is a healthier you! ❤️ 💪🏼 😀 

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