The MoonWalk is a marathon and half-marathon power walking event to raise money and awareness for Walk the Walk breast cancer charity. The event starts at midnight and all participants – women and men – proudly display their specially decorated bras.
Mum and I are doing the half-marathon distance. I’m really looking forward to doing it together because one of my unofficial New Year’s Resolutions was to encourage her to be more active this year. I think that the MoonWalk offers a brilliant challenge and completing the necessary training will encourage us both to be more active in our everyday life, instead of waiting until we get to the gym or studio to start exercising.
Today I downloaded the training schedule for the first month and we held our first MoonWalk Planning Meeting to set goals and to work out how to fit in the training with our other commitments. We would like to complete the Half Moon in 3 hours, which means we need to get used to walking at a 13 min/mile pace, we walk quite a bit already but I’m not sure how fast I am so that will be something to test out this weekend! Good news is that in the first two weeks the training walks are just 2 or 3 miles long, which should fit in nicely to our daily commutes.
Something else I need to start thinking about is what to wear. I’m really happy with my Kinvaras for running but I’m not sure whether I’ll need different shoes for long distance walking.
Every year the MoonWalk has a different theme. This year is Fly Me To The Moon, so I need to think of a spacey way to decorate my bra. Wonderbra will be providing one of their T-Shirt bras to every walker, this is what I’ll be working with – any suggestions are very welcome!
Have you every taken part in a MoonWalk or long distance walking event?