Nuts Challenge Training in Aid of Guide Dogs – Week 2 and 3

Nuts Challenge Training in Aid of Guide Dogs – Week 2 and 3

January 27, 2013 3:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s now the end of our 3rd week of training and we have 35 days to go until our Nuts Challenge…the time is flying by!

Last week we had to move our training indoors due to the snowy weather in the South East…we didn’t want to take any chances slipping on the snow and ice and doing ourselves an injury, especially as we get closer to D-Day!

Week 2 saw Gavin fly off to Amsterdam for work, so training was put on hold for him until he returned. However, he’s certainly made up for it now with 20km cycles reaching 33mph (!) and lots of rowing and cycling in between.

Dan’s been hitting the gym almost every day after work, running and training with weights as well as taking up 5-a-side football. Unfortunately Dan dislocated his knee this week so has to rest for the next few days. He’s hoping to be back up and running next week but we’ll have to wait and see what the Doctor says. We’ll keep you posted.

As for me, I now have a new found love for swimming and it’s all because of the snow! As I couldn’t get out running in the snow, I started to think about the next best alternative. I’m not really a big fan of the gym and would prefer to try another sport so I thought I’d give swimming a shot…and low and behold I’ve found my new favourite sport! In fact, I’m off to the swimming pool in a minute for my third swim of the week 🙂

All in all, we’ve had a mixed bag with our training over the past two weeks but we’re all still really determined and have been encouraging each other with our “Nuts Challenge” Whatsapp messages! Go team!:-)

You can sponsor us at with all money raised going towards our £5,000 target this year for Guide Dogs.

Thank you all for your support and kind donations,

Lynda, Dan and Gavin

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