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A Long Walk Home To Freedom

London Saffa's... your time to shine! As you’re all aware, tomorrow, Thursday 18th July is Mandela Day… Not just a day for giving but also a day for dedicating time in honour of the great man and feel a sense of achievement by doing something for yourself that will make you feel awesome!

Mandela-Day-LogoNow part of my training for my fast approaching climb up Kilimanjaro, I’ve been walking home from work. Until the end of last week I’ve been walking across London, from Canary Wharf to Wimbledon, twice a week which is 24km a pop. This week and going forward, I’m doing it everyday, I’ve already racked up 48km in the last two days and looking to hit my target of 100km for this week tomorrow. I will be dedicating tomorrow’s walk home to Nelson Mandela and I’m inviting challenging every Saffa in London to get in on the action. To pack your takkies, baggies, sunnies and a t-shirt, and walk home to freedom from the confines of your place of work… trust me, it's really very doable, and what better time to do it in this glorious sunshine that we’re having at the moment…. I guess the question is, do you really want to risk baking like a slow roasting chicken on the train in the heat because the trains are screwed tomorrow evening, or enjoy a great pleasant leisurely stroll home that will leave you feeling incredible that you achieved something that day and in honour of a legend. I don’t think the choice is a very hard now, is it?So arrange to meet up with a friend and enjoy a great chat as you conquer the journey home whilst taking in a very different view of London which will make you appreciate this beautiful city so much more… or put your headphones on and do it solo.. it really gives you a lot of time to think about a lot of things…For those in Canary Wharf heading in the direction of Wimbledon, I will be leaving Cabot Square at the Starbucks stand at 6pm sharp, just spot the Red PharSide cap. The 24km/3hr route, will take us along the river which has some stunning views, especially in the sunshine, we’ll cross over at Tower Bridge and walk along London Riverside to London Bridge Station, then pretty much follow the Northern line to Wimbledon… Which is one road all the way. Boys, I can tell you there are exceptional views when passing Clapham Common at this time of the year… FACT! 🙂 For the girls, I’ve seen Touch Rugby being played there aswell 🙂I’ll be popping in to Suburban Bar in Wimbledon with anyone else that wants to join for a celebratory drink at the end… naturally I’ll be having an ice-cold virgin PharSider Cocktail of courseSo get in on this awesome initiative, it won’t cost you a thing, you’ll feel phenomenal at the end, so you have so much to gain, and at the same time doing it in honour of the legend that is Nelson Mandela, which in itself will make you feel a sense of achievement for doing something for Nelson Mandela Day…. You can even put on your Facebook status at the end of it that you walked “X”kms for Nelson Mandela Day …and be a part of the awesome vibe that it is.Just a word of warning… once this bug bites and you realise how easily doable this is… you’ll be wanting to do it again… and again… and again… true story 🙂So spread the word, share this post to all your mates and let everyone else boil on delayed trains tomorrow evening… one thing is for sure, you’ll be loving life the whole way home… fact!See you clowns on the road tomorrow!Check back here for updates in case I come up with any new bright spark ideas for the journey home tomorrow...

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Your Blogger-In-Chief, Proud Springbok and Sharks Supporter.. If I could sum myself up in one quote, I believe Steve Jobs said it best… “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes, the ones who see things differently,they’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
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