Donna Ditchfield

The March Charge 2018 (walk)

My Activity Tracking

167
kms

My target 150kms

My Challenges

Returning participant Setup a Fundraising page Changed Pic Shared Page Increased $ Target above $500 Recruit a Friend Self Donation Reached $ target Reached kms target 5 donations

walking with company............

My girl walked with me this morning...........but as we went past a mob of sheep I think they thought we might feed them............they started to follow us........no chance of rain has meant no issues with walking this March sadly.........desperate for rain........

dumped the girl at the house after 5kms and I continued on for another 4kms..........so 9kms all up...........

hit my second goal of 150km..........but just checked what I did last year and it was 164kms.........OMG now I think I have to out do that..........so i'm at 155kms after this mornings walk so another 9kms between tonight and tomorrow night...........its too hot to walk during the day........but I think I can do that...........

Donna

nearly done...........

Pic of the almost full moon in the sky.............

4kms to walk to hit my new target of 150km..........

2 days left to walk............lets see what I can do......

Glad the end is in sight........I won't stop walking but I will back down....just not enough hrs in the day to fit everything in..........so some things have been negected.......but so worth it for the short term gain.......

Donna

dry dusty tracks again.............

Back to the dry dusty tracks of home............but always great to be walking at home............listening to the birds.........seeing the animals.........seeing what tracks of animals have crossed my road while I am walking along..........hit my walking goal this morning.....very happy........

Donna

bad day........

didn't get any walks in today.........my early and late routine was interrupted..........

Another pic from yesterday as it was International Meteorologist Day.............which I found out while walking..........i'm always looking at the sky and weather......loved all the light on the clouds here.....

1 km off my target............dam which i hit that today.......

Donna

Good day......

I had to make up for yesterday travelling ...... Got a walk in but it was only short due to lack of time and meetings after travelling all day..........

Early walk nearly 6.5kms this morning ...... It was green...... Nice narrow tar road......... Went great...... 

not the ideal walking area..........

committed to March Charge daily some days you have to do whatever it takes to get your steps in.........and when the day is running out of light you walk in the paddocks when helping to muster some cow.........got some steps in and with the other short walks I did going ok for the day.........

hit 100.........

So excited............hit 100kms last night.........

There was lots of dust haze in the sky and as the sun set I could see the outline of the sun setting............hope the pic is clear enough for you to see but it was only a few seconds I saw and it was amazing.............

Getting close to my goal but hope to smash it...........

 

Donna

Tracks

Not sure how well you will see this on the photo but there was a goanna track.........I'm always looking at tracks on the ground when walking.............birds, foxes, dogs, my joggers.........occassionally a snake or goanna track........sheep cows.........always interests me to see what I can find.........

pretty warm today and tomorrow........37 both days and then then temps drop a little bit and a little bit more...........

Donna

long walk............

Stinking hot today (few days actually) so I wanted to get a big walk in early............i could only just see when I left home...............started heading back and decided to go via another paddock..........my options are pretty broad so I can keep changing my route.......but everytime I made a choice it was for a longer stretch............9kms later I felt great walking.............body is paying for it now........

i added a pic of one my farm tracks from this morning.......the paddocks are bare and desperate for rain.............we are feeding all our stock again.........seems it willl never rain but it has to be getting closer doesn't it..........please.......

Donna

Silence........

Right now I feel very priviledged to be able to walk in March Charge for the Cancer Council................

Just back from a good 4kms walk ending right on dark.........I had walked down the paddocks and back and as I got back to the house I did the jobs and thought I can keep walking it still light enough..........as I walked the last few kms I was really aware of my surrounds..........the silence.......the crickets and night bugs making noises......step step step.............oh no i'm now on the crunchy noisy stoney bit.......its too loud..........step step step.........finally back on hard ground...silence is broken as my fitbit app tells me i've reach 3.5kms...it keeps me going...........step step step.........calculating in my head should I walk to the creek to make the 4km mark back at the house............I hear one of the cows moo......its so still.....no wind..........no cars........almost back to the house and the pup barks over at the kennels............step step step......i'm doing this for my health and to raise money and promote awareness of the Cancer Council..........I can walk.....I have my health.......this is how I can support others........its my quiet time to recharge me......maybe you oculd walk with me too........focus on your health also.....it's important........you are important........

Donna

Going on.......

Yesterday was good..... Got two walks in ....

4kms in the morning and 6kms in the evening ..... Need to find out better though as it was pretty dark when I got home ..... So long as I could see that there was not a snake in my road it was OK ......

I love walking at daylight and dusk...... 

Good start.....

Off to a great start .....

5kms day one ..... 6.5kms yesterday....  App not sync properly with fitbit and can't add kms on my phone for some reason .... So when I get home I'll add on my laptop .....  Quick early walk today..... 2.5kms but more to go to hit the 4 km target each day....... But glad to be ahead today in the total.......14/140km

Donna

What a day......

Today i enjoyed a wonderful the Cancer  Council held on the Noordam cruise liner......

I met Heather the ambassador for March charge.

Got to find out more about the cancer council.... Meet another wonderful fundraiser meena who got me back to the train station and on the right platform.... 

I'll try and add a pic later..... 

Why I walk

Today I found out my special friend Jan has cancer.....I hung up the phone from her and my girl just sent me an email that said she was walking.........so I will join her............My FIL died just before Christmas and my sister 2 years before that...........walking for all the other people I also know who have battled and won and those that have gone.........but mostly for those fighting the fight right now........

A bit of walking is the least I can do..........

I am taking part in The March Charge with Cancer Council and telling cancer where to go! Sadly cancer still takes too many of us. Research sees more people than ever survive but we’ve still a way to go. And I need your help to beat cancer. It’s going to be a challenge, but it’s nothing compared to those who experience cancer. Please sponsor me today to support my challenge and join me in telling cancer where to go! Your donation will help our local Cancer Council support those affected right now and fund world changing research to help more people survive. Thank you for your support

Thank you to my Sponsors

$250

Carole Prevost

Good luck Donna! Your friend from across the pond!

$250

Annie Miksch

Walking with you in Washington State. Thanks for doing this!

$208

Lynne Callaghan

$119.60

Peter Kennmedy

$119.60

Peter Kennedy

Loved your post.

$100

Jan Dwyer

Happy walking, Donna. I really appreciate what you're doing - thank you so much. Xx

$100

Bruce And Maria Goodwin

Donna thank you for your great efforts; they are so appreciated. Maria

$65.52

Michael Hope

Go girl!

$65.52

Wendy Reed Constant Quilter

Hey Chook! Good for you!! From the Constant Quilter.

$52

Judy Simcock

You are an inspiration Donna, well done

$52

Maria

enjoy your walk...

$52

Rebecca

So proud of you Donna.

$31.20

Leah Smith

Great work Donna Well Done!!

$20.80

Sophie Doel

Go Donna!!

$20.80

Jenny Morris

you are a champion

$20.80

Sue Palmer