And the final count is…


Woooo! I’ve done it!

I’ve finished the Walk All Over Cancer Challenge with a total of

302,903 steps  

that averages out to 10097 steps over the 30 days and I’ve covered 128.8 miles.

I feel rather pleased with myself.

Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me and helped me raise some money for a fantastic cause.

Now to put my feet up.

5 days remaining…

So I’m almost at the end of the Walk All Over Cancer challenge with 5 days (including today) to go.

It has been a real challenge and I will admit I have failed to reach 10,000 steps on a few occasions but I am determined to get to a minimum of 300,000 steps by the end of Friday.

I have certainly felt a difference in myself from doing this challenge. I have more energy, don’t get out of breath as easily as I used to and have found I volunteer myself to fetch things or that I don’t mind having to go back when I’ve forgotten something as it all adds to the step count.

So far (not including today) I have racked up…

249,998 steps

and walked

106.4 miles

That’s not bad for 25 days and I only have 50,002 steps left to reach 300,000!

Chris is going to sponsor me once I’ve finished and give me extra if I get over 300,000 so let’s see if I can bankrupt my husband!


If you haven’t already, there’s still time to sponsor me!


One week down…

So I’ve just finished my first week of the Walk All Over Cancer challenge and it’s not going too badly.

Apart from a technical glitch, caused by me charging my fitbit then forgetting to put it back on, I only clocked 3507 steps on Monday but I think I’ve made up for it the rest of the week as I’ve done 68,334 over seven days and I technically haven’t finished my count for today yet so that will rise.

Week 1

A huge thank you to everyone who has sponsored me so far and there’s still time to donate if you haven’t, please click the link below!

The Geeky Wife Walks


The Geeky Wife, attempts to, Walk

I was looking at trying to get my Alpha Wolf award this year by doing all four runs but my plans have come unstuck as despite the fact we roped a couple of our friends into the Spring one over a month ago the Summer run falls on a weekend where we have prior family arrangements…bugga.

So we have decided to look at doing the Autumn one and see if we can drag some more newbies into it kicking and screaming, but what to do until then…

What’s that I see on TV? An advertisement about the Walk All Over Cancer challenge from Cancer Research UK, that looks like fun!

So yer I’ve signed myself up to do this challenge which involves walking 10,000 steps everyday in June.

10,000 steps a day isn’t impossible in fact I know Chris often breezes through that total but it’s a different case for me as I struggle with motivation and need a goal, so this should be interesting.

Before we got married like most brides to be I went into fitness mode, lost some weight and felt pretty good. This continued on the honeymoon mainly thanks to the Japanese diet, walking so much and sweating most of my body weight from the 30 degree heat, but when we returned unfortunately I started to put weight back on.

Now I certainly don’t think of myself as fat, but I would like to re-lose the weight and tone myself up a bit so when I saw this campaign I thought that’s something I can do that not only gets my fitness back on track but I can help raise some money for a cause that affects so many people either directly or indirectly.

The Wolf Run’s are good motivation but knowing that other people are giving their hard earned money to sponsor me, makes me want to succeed and not let anyone (or myself) down.

I will be updating as the challenge begins and the weeks following so check back now and if you would like to sponsor me my page is below. I’d be really grateful for any amount you can donate.

The Geeky Wife Walks donation page

Time to buy a new pair of trainers…