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The Nordbahntrasse is a hiking and biking way in Wuppertal that is around 22 km long and between 3,5 and 10 m wide.Its build on a former railroad line through Wuppertal. The northern end is connected with an other former railroad line that goes inside the Ruhrgebiet, the other end is near Train Station Vohwinkel in western Wuppertal and is connecte...
Today I want show you a little bit how it looks like around my Home.I live in the northern end of Wuppertal-Barmen the town northern of us is Sprockhövel, witch is part of the Ruhrgebiet. Some of you may know the Ruhrgebiet as area of coal and steel.The first picture shows the street where I live in, a lot green and some not that bad houses.The sec...
​Yesterday I started my first MedalMad challenge, the 80 km around the world challenge. May be 7,82 km doesnt look much for alot of you but what the pic or any informations I could get from the app dont tell you: My home is at 289m ASL the place in the town center Wuppertal-Barmen where I had to go, is at 160m ASL. So it wasnt only nearly 8 km...
So officially I first signed up for the Allons-y challenge, and then discovered that I walk a longer distance each day than I had expected. So having a kid that now goes to school means I either cycle or walk up and down there four times a day, nearly reaching that 10km mark within 24 hours. Whoops. I wanted to go for a higher challenge (and o...
Supposed i started running after my second child. Running for weight loss, running to regain focus, running to push myself see if I could do it. I run now as its my passion. Its a mental thing. It helps clear my mind and focus on something else which is positive and at the end of the run am proud. Im proud of myself because i have no one ...
Everyone knows the saying! A journey starts with a single step. Team Anglerfish have been walking together for a whole decade, since the kiddo first learned to toddle! But mama always thought herself too unfit to run.To take that first step, we started about a year ago with the Couch To 5k app. It didn't go well. Kiddo can *run and talk at the...
Just earned my bronze medal for completing 10 challenges...I can’t believe how much my life’s and attitude to life has changed since I joined medal mad...I’m going for gold 🙌🏻 
Afternoon ride for mental health month thanks to work for afternoon offJust finished the bee 🐝 medal after a nice 17.5 miles ride in the mud 
Can’t believe how nice the medals are. Just done the train together challenge and got it engraved, so so lovely 😊  Can’t believe how nice the medals are. Just done the train together challenge and got it engraved, so so lovely 😊  
Just had my first 10k medal, very fast to come so can't wait to do another, I think I'll go for. 20k this time and see how much I can push my self, 
Hi, I'm Leanne, also known as LippyArt! I thought my first blog post on here should include a little about me 😊...Using art, photography, and live demonstrations, my mission is to educate the world on the importance of both disability awareness and wildlife conservation. I endeavour to break stereotypes, challenge perceptions, push bounda...
 The importance of women feeling safe on our streets has been a hugely highlighted topic across the media recently.I don't for one minute presume that men are exempt from feelings of unease or fear while going about their daily routines, but this article is based upon my experiences as a woman, and is therefore dedicated to the ladies.Street h...
 DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!...... April's Member of the Month is..... Amy Clark! Amy is a regular contributor to this page so you probably are familiar with her already and I'm sure she needs little introduction! She joined MM in September last year driven by a desire to lose weight and also improve her mental health. Her story of being a busy ...
Enter text here "Good morning!" Called two jolly male joggers as they dashed past.It wasn't a rhetorical question. It wasn't even a question."No," I replied, more to myself then to my fellow runners. No, it was currently not a good morning.Unsurprisingly, my bizarre response acquired puzzled looks.Wait – were they men jogging, or were they two gino...
When I signed up to run a 5K back in December 2019 I never imagined I would run a half marathon. Here I am just over a year since I started running and I've just completed my second half marathon. Six weeks ago I saw a message on our work's internal social media saying they had just been offered some last minute charity places for the (virtual) Roy...
My 2 year old loves Paddington and today the 2 of us finished the 10k virtual Peru to London challenge. I can’t wait to receive the Paddington suitcase medal to give to him. He will be so happy. 
Enter text here After one week into my new running journey, today was HARD!! The air seemed colder, heavier and lessmanageable. Especially in my legs actually I’d say from the top of my legs to the tips of my toes. Managed one mile no stopping. Gain some rhythm in my arms and pacedmyself although I’m sure I s...
Hello everyone, I hope everyone is staying well. I can't quite believe that we're into 2021 now! Let's hope this year is better than 2020! One of the things I've always been very aware of since becoming a runner is my safety, so today I thought I'd share with you some of my tips for staying safe, especially since the mornings/evenings are dark...
So I'm a couple of weeks into my Ambassadorship for MedalMad and I am absolutely loving it!! Seeing the love and support for everyone is amazing and I am so proud and so lucky to be part of such a fantastic group of like-minded people ❤As an Ambassador, I'm really enjoying interacting with all of our fabulous members. Seeing all your achieveme...
Possibly the most eventful run I've ever had. Eventful 10 miles. Started off fine, legs were aching a bit but I was ignoring that. First incident: Garmin didn't pick up GPS until I'd done my first ½k. This I didn't realise until I'd finished. Second incident: crossing the road, no cars so I didn't press the button. 2 steps into the r...
​'Workout completed. Distance: 21.1 kilometres. Time: 2 hours, 16 minutes, and 21 seconds.'Slowing my pace, I beamed, ending the workout on my phone. The feeling of accomplishment was unrivalled. My legs felt somewhat disconnected from my body, and I had a piercing stitch that I had talked myself into believing was an appendicitis for the past hour...
​I first rode a horse at the age of 4, and fell in love with them. 26 years later that love has only strengthened. Aside from their beauty and elegance, it's the freedom of galloping with the wind in your hair, the closest to flying you can feel on terra firma. This is why I love running. Besides the health benefits, I love the freedom you feel out...
​So back in September I spent my birthday in hospital. I been admitted and diagnosed with asthma. While nobody mentioned my weight I knew they were thinking if I lost weight it would help. So after recovering I decided that enough was enough and I needed to lose this weight. My husband, my kids and my dad needed me. I knew before being admitte...