While it may have not looked like it to some, I wasn't in a very good place mentally in 2020, mainly because of the pandemic as well as other reasons out of my control, particularly during the first lockdown. I barely left my house for 2 or 3 months back then. Even just for exercise, which we're allowed to do under these restrictions.
In September, I decided to change that by going for short walks every day. I've been getting up to about 5000 steps a day, so the 10,000 steps goal will definitely be a challenge! I'm sure I'll manage it though. While this hasn't fixed the root cause of my mental health issues, walking has definitely helped me feel much better, compared to how I was feeling back in lockdown 1.
I stumbled across this fundraiser recently and since I've already been doing this, I decided I may as well help others in the process too!
This March I’m walking 10,000 steps a day throughout the month to help beat cancer. Help me Walk All Over Cancer and fund life-saving research by making a donation to my page!