❤️ Thank You!! 💪🏼 😀

Me Winners Trophy

 Wow…I’m still filled with ineffable joy as i think back over my gruelling step challenge, and as i sit reading all of your encouraging, loving and inspiring messages i’m getting quite emotional!

All of your cheering, sharing and kind comments have helped carry me through one of the hardest things i’ve ever done…And now it’s time to try and say a huge thank you to you all without having enough words to describe how you’ve all made me feel throughout this challenge. So i’ve posted a list of thanks to you below which i’ll cherish forever! 😀  

  1. I’d like to give a gargantuan amount of thanks to you Ambber (my sister) for your understanding, support and encouragement…Especially as you’ve just been into hospital with severely high blood pressure! ❤️ Message: “Blood pressure as us as a family know is a life changing deadly illness, we’ll done Bro for raising awareness of this invisible killer, so proud of you xx xx”
  2. A colossal thanks to Charis & Adam for your donation and relentless kindness. 😀 Message: “Good luck!”
  3. A huge thanks to Dora for always believing i can do it…Whatever the challenge!  💪🏼
  4. A heart warming thanks to Christine for always being here to cheer me on! Message: “Good luck Steve, you’ll be amazing 👟👟👟 🏃🏃🏃” 
  5. A massive thanks to Alan for completely silencing  me with a mind blowing donation that equates to £20 a day for 24 days! Message: “Great to help. Fundraising for this often overlooked charity I admit your stamina. And pray for good weather!”
  6. I’d like to give a huge thanks to Sheila for her support and encouragement. 💪🏼  
  7. A colossal amount of thanks to Sarah A who just keeps on supporting me no matter what! 💪🏼 Is it too early to ask for her to take some photos with her stupendous camera skills? 🤣 Message: “Good luck Steve, this is a really good cause and I’m sure you’ll smash it!” 
  8. I’d like to give a huge thanks to Linda & Charlie for all of their support and encouragement. 💪🏼 Message: “Good luck Steve x” 
  9. A powersliding thanks to Ben W who always turbocharges my challenges!! 🏎
  10. I’d like to give a monumental amount of thanks to Anita & Mark for their relentless encouragement! With you guys cheering me on, i know i’ll smash it like at Tough Mudder! 💪🏼 Message: “Go Steve! I know you will smash this like you did Tough Mudder.” 
  11. A huge thanks to Laurence for her kind donation & share! 💪🏼 Message: “Good luck Steve, all the best x”
  12. A mind-boggling amount of thanks to Ben & Rosie for their staggering display of kindness! 💪🏼 Message: “Well done Steve – amazing stuff!” 
  13. I’d like to give a stupendous amount of thanks to Rachel K for her support and donation! Message: “Good luck Steve, what an amazing challenge and great charity.”
  14. I’d like to give a Joyful, Tropical, Caribbean and of course ‘Red Belly (the best cake in the world)’ amount of thanks to George and Cynthia, for their kind donation last night. I simply can’t believe just how kind, loving and generous hearted you guys are…❤️ I think i’ll need some red belly during this challenge which will give me the power, boost and a smile all along the way, lol! 🤣
  15. An enormous amount of thanks to Lynda for her kind and loving donation. Message: “Good luck Steve. You will smash it”
  16. Please turn your Marshall amp volume knobs up to 11, and make a joyful, riff rocking noise as we need to thank Phil for his guitar blitzing donation! 🎸🎶🎤 Message: “Well done Steve, you’re a Warrior for a very good cause.”
  17. I’d like to give an elephantine amount of thanks to Peter and Kathryn for their kind, love and support for this challenge!
  18. I’d like to give a stupendous amount of thanks to Sandie for her support and donation! 😀 Message: “may the Lord keep you safe and strong.”
  19. I’d like to give an elephantine amount of thanks to Janine Lewis, for their kind, love and support for this challenge! Message: “I’d walk every step with you Steve! You are an amazing man. Good luck x”
  20. A huge amount of thanks to Daniel Arthur for his kind donation and inspiring message: “Keep on walking….”
  21. A huge thanks to Charlotte Smith for her fantastic donation and support! Message: “Congratulations Steve (& Sarah as your support team), fantastic achievement & really important cause. Good luck for the remaining days.”
  22. A massive thanks to Lorna for her donation and inspiring message! Message: “You and Sarah are bloody legends and the biggest inspiration to us all ❤️ Your latest adventure took me back to getting very lost training for RNIB’s South Downs 30K last year!! Loving your spirit xxx”
  23. A brobdingnagian amount of thanks to my lovely wife Sarah, who has made this challenge possible with her tireless support and encouragement! Message: “I know how hard this has been for you Steve….. But keep pushing on…. YOU ARE NEARLY THERE!!!! Xxxx”
  24. Wow…The inspiring Lynda Russell has donated for a second time! Message: “Steve you are such an inspiration. I can’t imagine how hard this is for you but you will certainly smash it. I’m donating again because you deserve to have the encouragement for all your hard work.”
  25. A huge thanks to Ella for her loving donation! Message: “Hi Steve, we are so very proud… fantastic achievement! Lots of love Ella & Pete XX”

Finally…I’d like to give a monumental amount of thanks to 11 mysterious strangers for their kind, loving and supportive donations…And fantastic messages!

  • YOU DID IT !!! Ordinary people know their limits, YOU continue to push what you can achieve higher and higher. Congratulations on your amazing tenacity & motivation…you are a winner Stevie Rebus xxx
  • Nearly there Steve, you’ve got this!
  • You are an inspiration! What an adventure. Go Steve 🙂
  • I wondered why you kept walking past our property.
  • What a challenge!! May God go with you as you walk in His service.
  • Steve Look good – 20,000 steps a day for 24 days will be a great achievement
  • Go Steve Rebus 🙂🥳😎
  • Well done Steve!
  • Good luck and enjoy the step challenge Steve! 🙂 

Even more thanks…

And of course i want to thank Blood Pressure UK for their vital work, encouragement and for supporting and cheering me on the whole time. They were always with me and never failed to leave me messages, emails and of course…The T-Shirts! 😀  

Thanks…And thanks again (to 36 sponsors) for this overwhelming encouragement towards this challenge, and the vital life changing cause that’s close to my heart…And effects me in my day to day life! ❤️

I hope you’ve been inspired to keep a healthier heart?! ❤️❤️❤️ 

It’s still not too late…

If you’re reading this and would like to be a part of this challenge and cause…Then my fundraising page is still open for a few months…CLICK HERE and join the team!💪🏼 😀 

❤️ #24 Blindman Advent Ultra Step Challenge: YAY…I DID IT!! 💪🏼 😀

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Hi friends! 

I’m filled with such ineffable joy as i complete my gruelling step challenge, and my lovely wife Sarah presents me with a surprise winners trophy! 💪🏼 😀 ❤️ I simply can’t believe i’ve done it?! 

Me Winners Trophy

Once i’ve finished celebrating…And sleeping, i’ll follow up with a thank you post. A post to thank all of you fantastic donors and supporters for making all of this happen…I can’t thank all of you enough…Merry Christmas, have a lovely time and stay safe!! 🎄 😀 

My final Grenade bar advent calendar flavour is…???

Grenade Advent Calendar

Grenade Carb Killa Cookies & Cream Bar…Mmmmmm A triple layered bar consisting of protein nougat, topped with chocolate caramel, coated in milk chocolate and crispies. Packed with protein, with over 23g per bar! 💪🏼 😀 

Stats so far…

  • Total steps: 516,168
  • Total miles: 266.67

Now to try and not collapse…But rest and repair these aching, tight and tired legs, back, hips, shoulders, arms, knees, ankles, fingers, ribs, elbows, ears, eyes, metatarsals, biceps femoris, blistered feet…And also try and clean my trainers, lol! 🤣 

An Advent For Change…❤️

Please read my story and DONATE if you can to this vital and life changing cause. Yay i’ve now smashed my fundraising target of £1,000 but as some of you may know…I’m always looking to over achieve, so please donate if you can to this cause that is so personal to me in my day to day life. 💪🏼 😀 

Also 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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❤️ #23 Blindman Advent Ultra Step Challenge: TIRED & EXPIRED!! 😰

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Hi friends! 

Yay…Well at least it’s nice weather for ducks…Or a blindman kitted out in his sports waterproof gear, lol! 

Apart from lack of energy and aching eyes from too much focusing, today went quite well with no dramas. I’m not sure if everybody has seen my challenge and got inspired to get healthy…But i’ve never seen so many people, dogs cyclists and runners in my life, lol! I’m hoping they’ve checked their numbers and are making the right changes to their lifestyles, lol! 🤣 

You may have noticed that i’ve been wearing my fantastic trainers, which were a gift from my lovely wife Sarah for losing 3 stone. They have been my most fav trainers i’ve ever owned, and i’ve owned some cool trainers before. But they are starting to feel exactly like i feel…Tired and expired!! 🤣 

Trainers before my challenge… 

Puma clean

 Trainers after my challenge today, and with 1 more day to go if they hold on… 

Puma Muddy

 I love this quote… 

“Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated” – Russel Warren (cricketer)

 Are you feeling inspired yet? I’m not sure i can give much more…And there is still 1 more day to go, also i’m never going to give up asking you guys if you “Know your numbers?!:. 

Guitar lesson…

I was falling asleep during my guitar lesson today, as after i’d finished my walk. Sarah and me had to walk into town for some Christmas food shopping. I was only halfway through creating this post, when i had to stop and do an hour long guitar lesson.

And then…

Yay…The muppets fun theme song blasted out of my phone! It was another kind donation towards this challenge. I’d like to thank Ella and Peter for also leaving me an inspirational message…And i’d also like to thank you all for donating, encouraging and motivating me all of the way!! 💪🏼 😀

Me guitar lesson

I can’t believe i’ve made it this far, and i’m so close to smashing my 262 (10 marathons) goal. 😀 With only 1 day left…It’s not too late to donate to this vital and life changing cause, which is so personal to me and my day to day life. ❤️ 

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

Grenade Advent Calendar

Grenade Carb Killa Cookies & Cream Bar…Mmmmmm A triple layered bar consisting of protein nougat, topped with chocolate caramel, coated in milk chocolate and crispies. Packed with protein, with over 23g per bar! 💪🏼 😀 

Stats so far…

  • Total steps: 495,115
  • Total miles: 255.70

Now to try and not collapse…But rest and repair these aching, tight and tired legs, back, hips, shoulders, arms, knees, ankles, fingers, ribs, elbows, ears, eyes, metatarsals, biceps femoris 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 if you can to this vital and life changing cause. Yay i’ve now smashed my fundraising target of £1,000 but as some of you may know…I’m always looking to over achieve, so please donate if you can. This challenge is not over yet! 💪🏼 😀 

Also 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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❤️ #22 Blindman Advent Ultra Step Challenge: HUMBLED & SPEECHLESS!!

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Hi friends! 

After yesterdays rain, 20mph winds and lack of energy…It was time the gloves came off…And they did literally, as there was no rain, no wind and it’s a lot warmer!! 🤣 Even the beanie hat stayed at home today. I also meant business when putting on the shorts…They felt like i was coming home and i was very happy to be wearing them again! 💪🏼

As i leave for my walk at the same time everyday, i know it’s a similar time when i arrive at the crossroads just before i call Sarah. Yesterday as i was double tapping my AirPods to evoke Siri a piercing siren screamed past which upset Siri somewhat, lol. But that’s not the fun part because at exactly the same time and place as i was about to call Sarah again today…A siren started coming from behind me again, so i whipped my phone out as quick as i could to see if i could get a photo of whatever it was. It just seemed strange that it would happen twice like this…Not sure why i mentioned this too, lol. 🤣 

Ambulance

The 9 mile marker…??!!   

Tree woods walk

 You’ll never guess what happened at the 9 mile marker..???

 Just as the progress announcement speaks into my ear (it does this every 5 minutes)…The muppets fun theme song starts playing at the same time…And you know what that means??!!! I’m sure i’m going to have a heart attack one of these days when i hear that sound, as i get so excited i nearly explode, lol! 🤣 

I stopped walking instantly and checked (once the whole theme song had finished of course)…It’s not only an amazing donation from our lovely friend Lynda…But this was her SECOND donation!! And this was the encouraging, supportive and motivating message she’d left…

“Steve you are such an inspiration. I can’t imagine how hard this is for you but you will certainly smash it. I’m donating again because you deserve to have the encouragement for all your hard work.”

I was simply stunned, and i’m still stunned as i type this…So i think i’ll end this post here completely humbled and speechless. 😀 

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

Grenade Advent Calendar

Grenade Carb Killa Caramel Chaos bar…Mmmmmmm A triple layered bar consisting of protein nougat, topped with caramel, coated in milk chocolate and crispies. Packed with protein, with over 23g per bar! 💪🏼 😀 

Stats so far…

  • Total steps: 473,978
  • Total miles: 244.54

Now to try and not collapse…But rest and repair these aching, tight and tired legs, back, hips, shoulders, arms, knees, ankles, fingers, ribs, elbows, ears, eyes, metatarsals, biceps femoris 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 if you can to this vital and life changing cause. Yay i’ve now smashed my fundraising target of £1,000 but as some of you may know…I’m always looking to over achieve, so please donate if you can. This challenge is not over yet! 💪🏼 😀 

Also 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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❤️ #21 Blindman Advent Ultra Step Challenge: HARDEST DAY SO FAR!! 😰

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Hi friends! 

Waking up and hearing the rain lashing the windows, it was really hard to get up for the 21st day on the trot without proper rest.

“GET UP AND GET READY” screamed my inner drill sergent to the inner lazy me who just wanted to go back to sleep! My legs felt like concrete and i didn’t seem to have any energy at all, and knowing it was going to be raining the whole walk didn’t help!

Eventually i rustled (had all my waterproofs on) and slowly dragged my concrete legs out into the rain.

I was 0.8 miles (it’s good to be precise) when my “Messi” audiobook stopped and the happy muppets theme song started playing. I instantly stopped walking and my screenreader voice told me..I had another donation!!!! 💪🏼  😀 I investigated a little further and…It was from my lovely wife Sarah! She’d left this message to…”I know how hard this has been for you Steve….. But keep pushing on…. YOU ARE NEARLY THERE!!!! Xxxx”.

I phoned her straight away and thanked her profusely, and that donation and message was exactly the lift i needed to keep battling on. Sarah told me that she knew how hard it was for me this morning, and she could hear the rain crashing on the windows…And i’d still got the determination to head out on my walk! Wow thank you Sarah…The best wife in the world!! ❤️❤️❤️ 

Rain walk 1

Rain walk 2

Rain walk 3

Rain walk 4

Help…

I was halfway through the woods and it felt like my beta blockers were really crushing the life out of me, i had no energy, my feet felt like concrete blocks and…If i could see (or even find a bench) i’d just sit down and give up! ☹️

Rain walk 5

Rain walk 6

Rain walk 7

Rain walk 8

Rain walk 9

It was about this time when i started to think about my lovely wife Sarah and her loving, supportive and generous donation…And the 31 other amazing supporters who have also kindly donated! I was breathing heavy, my legs felt even heavier and i was getting quite emotional as i dragged myself up another muddy, wet and sloshy hill…I just kept thinking of all of your messages (i have a good memory) and all of the cheering on from around the country, and realised why i was putting myself through this, and how important it is to know your numbers and have a healthy lifestyle with a happy heart! 💪🏼 😀 ❤️

I still have no idea how i made it home today, but i’m glad i’m sat down creating this post, lol!  

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

Grenade Advent Calendar

Grenade Carb Killa Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel bar…Yay, my fave bar ever! A triple-layered treat, featuring a tasty salted caramel layer, soft nougat and a delicious milk chocolate coating Packed with protein, with over 20g per bar! 💪🏼 😀 

Stats so far…

  • Total steps: 452,009
  • Total miles: 233.01

Now to try and not collapse…But rest and repair these aching, tight and tired legs, back, hips, shoulders, arms, knees, ankles, fingers, ribs, elbows, ears, eyes, 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 if you can to this vital and life changing cause. Yay i’ve now smashed my fundraising target of £1,000 but as some of you may know…I’m always looking to over achieve, so please donate if you can. This challenge is not over yet! 💪🏼 😀 

Also 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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