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October 13, 2011 / ccollinsonjones1

ditch the treadmill grows up

I will not be doing this, no.

It’s been over a year of blogging about a different sporting activity each week. I have swum in ice water, I have climbed, I have grappled, I have hula hooped, and I have bounded around urban landscapes like a teenage boy with a hot Xbox. I have spent much of my time covered in bruises.

Most of all, I have loved every minute of it.

A year in, it’s time to stop flirting with a different thing each week (though there are still a million more to try). Year two of Ditch The Treadmill must be an altogether different beast.

So, henceforth, I shall be committing to bigger, longer-term challenges. My plan is to take on a new challenge every year or thereabouts.

So perhaps one year I’ll become an ultra-runner, another year I might earn a black belt in a martial art. Or turn myself into a roller derby hero. Whatever. My mission is to prove that someone with a bog standard body and no natural aptitude for anything much can do whatever they wish to do if they put in the time and effort.

I may fall in love with one sport. I may fail spectacularly at all of them. I may break all my limbs. Who knows? It’s worth a go.

I will of course still report on any interesting new things I try out. I’ll find it hard to stick to just one or two activities now I know how much fun there is to be had in and around this fair city.

For now I’m on the look out for a challenge. I have some ideas about what I might do but I’d love to hear your suggestions while I decide what to sign myself up for.

Watch this space. I promise I’ll keep it interesting and fresh and not just bang on about energy gels and blisters like an obsessive weirdo.


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  1. Thomas Le Bree / Oct 13 2011 5:38 pm

    Have a cage fight. x

    • ccollinsonjones1 / Oct 13 2011 5:42 pm

      Hmmm. I’ve tried it (mixed martial arts) but not actually gone the whole way to fighting in a cage. I think I’d like to stick to things that allow me to still be a female ideally. I shall consider it.

  2. ADAM LOL / Oct 13 2011 6:04 pm


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