We've got our walking shoes on!

MoonWalk here we come...

by Moya Sarner

Next month, for the third year running (or power walking) the Good Housekeeping team will join the 15,000 women and men on a half or a full marathon through the night, showing off our decorated bras to raise funds for the UK’s biggest grant-making breast cancer charity, Walk the Walk. Read on to find out how we're training for this fantastic event and follow this blog to keep up with the highs and lows of the Good Housekeeping MoonWalk team between now and 12 May.

My first MoonWalk London last year was one of the best experiences of my life. Up there with the taste of my mother’s roast potatoes, and the elation I felt when I got my first job after university. I’d never felt anything like the buzz of lining up with thousands and thousands of people, all united in our determination to help beat breast cancer, and baring our bras to prove it.

When I started training for last year’s walk, I struggled to get through my first four-mile training session, and arrived at work a breathless, windswept mess. But my walking partners and I trained hard, and we made it to the big night. The last few miles were tough but adrenaline carried us through, and with a final burst of energy we stormed through the finishing line and threw our arms up in the air, still holding hands.

This time round, it’s a different story. I’ve kept up my regular walks, and haven’t gone back to my bad habits. I relish my four-mile walk into work most days, and I’m hoping that after some longer weekend training sessions with friends, I’ll be ready for the half-marathon on May 12. I can’t wait to storm through that finishing line again. Bring it on!

If you’re joining us on May 12, do comment and let us know how you’re getting on – and come back next week to find out how the rest of the Good Housekeeping team are handling the training...

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