Friday, 20 September 2013

What Karmas around goes around #dotheimpossible

Picture the scene, you're running or walking along a single track path in an overgrown forest, bluebells flittering in a gentle breeze. Despite feeling like the only person in 100 miles you find when you reach a gate that there is someone else behind you, I'm sure you would all hold the gate open for them. Positive actions towards others, be it holding open a gate, chasing after someone with their dropped Buff or helping someone to do something they never thought they could.

That is what I want to drill down to - helping someone do achieve something that they never thought they could. You may be thinking, errr okay well what could that something be? There are a whole host of things that are now available to do - many of them to raise money for charity - which are classic things 'which people don't do'. Here's a list of a few:

  • Skydive
  • Bungee Jump
  • Marathon
  • Abseil
Some of you might look at these thinking, I do ten skydives before breakfast or run a marathon just as a training run. For some these are some of the most daunting things there are, for 'other people', something that they might not think they could or would achieve. Think how cool you feel when you do them, that rush you feel. Times that by a million and your getting close to what it feels like to help someone achieve one of those things. Even Andy had his first marathon, his first 10km - everyone starts somewhere.

The sun setting over Mam Tor in the Peak District

Cracking the Spine is the tidal wave, the rising sun that will help carry you beyond the edge of impossible - You will see Andy weathering the harsh winter elements (if the long term weather forecasts are to be believed!), managing his training with his family life and hearing from medical professionals of how his body copes with this challenge of challenges. You will see that to achieve your impossible there is only a series of steps, there may be few there may be many but by taking each one you can get there.

Perhaps you know someone who always says 'I could never run a marathon' - offer to take them out for a run, it doesn't have to be long, it doesn't have to be difficult - this could be the start of making it happen for them. There was a day when you found the strength to face your challenge, it's time to pass that on.

We want to know your story - tell us what your Cracking The Spine moment was, perhaps it was a person that inspired you, or maybe you heard of an event - like The Spine Race.

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