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walk1000miles – Donations For Children’s Cancer Ward

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It took a fair bit longer than initially anticipated, but just before year-end it was all over. On 27.Dec., I completed mile no. 1000 of my charity walk for the children’s cancer ward of the UKE. Quite a few donations came in, a wonderful purchase is on its way – however, a brief recap first. Some figures first 1.000 miles are roughly 1.609 kilometres, which is 1.609.000 metres. My watch, specifically bought for this walk1000miles […]

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Less Than 100 Miles For My walk1000miles Challenge

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My walk1000miles challenge is nearing its end. Not rapidly, but I’m getting there. And now I am down to a two digit number of still remaining miles. When I thought about and started this walk1000miles challenge at the beginning of the year, it had sounded “quite ok” for being a challenge. Back then, I guessed that the main challenge would not be the physical, but rather the time management part. How right I had been […]

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500 Miles Completed, Half Way Done

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Major milestone completed today. Yes, 500 miles on the clock, first half done. As written in my last walk1000miles newsletter, I am slightly behind my planned schedule, but going strong to be ahead of it all in a short while. In the meantime: a tiny celebration for the 500 miles achievement. I am not really a person looking back too often, my strength is the way forward. Still, when checking out the walking and hiking […]

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My Organisational Challenge With walk1000miles

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1.000 miles – 1.609 kilometres. That’s the distance I want to walk or run in 2017. However, one or the other restriction is supposed to make it a bit more difficult, hence my organisational challenge. It is not supposed to be too easy to accomplish, this is a charity event (or project) and my supporters want to have some fun for their money (meaning: see me struggling). Ok, it is not that bad. Not really. […]

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Winter Hiking For walk1000miles

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Had you told me five years ago that I would happily be doing some winter hiking – “no chance” would have been the answer. Now here I am, clocking up miles. In winter. And (mostly) great fun it is. Tough winter hiking? Ok, easy stuff, the winter has been really kind so far. No heavy snow storms, no snowbanks, rain and mud not too bad either. It could have been a lot worse the first […]

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walk1000miles For Charity

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Lots of other participants use their walk1000miles challenge to collect and donate for a specific charity. All the funds coming in for my miles walked in 2017 I will donate to the children’s cancer ward at the UKE in Hamburg. In 2017 I aim to walk (or run) a total of at least 1000 miles. Some background information on this walk1000miles challenge and my reasons for doing it I have talked about in a previous […]

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walk1000miles – My 2017 Challenge

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On 03. January I signed up for the 2017-edition of the walk1000miles challenge. A post on the great family hiking site Potty Adventures was so inspiring I simply had to. What is the walk1000miles all about? And will you join as well? What is the aim of the walk1000miles challenge? Go outside. Walk. Enjoy fresh air. Get closer to nature again. Talk to people instead of messaging. All you need to do is walk (and […]