Inktober 2021

Claire Wee has inspired me to take on #Inktober this year.  I'll be following the illustration suggestions by @FurryLittlePeach .  My approach to this is that I'll be using a Hp Tilt Pen on my touch screen Hp Spectre to create black line illustrations. These illustrations are made available on in a Google Drive file so that others can download use them as colouring in sheets or add their own creative touches, making it a collaborative experience. 

How Did I Go WIth The Iconic Sport Challenge 2019 #TheIconicSportChallenge

The Iconic Sport Challenge has come to an end for 2019. This was the second year that I've taken part in the challenge and I had a lot of fun in taking on the challenges that had been set for 2019. By spending as little as 20min a day either running walking, swimming and being active you had the chance to win $135k worth of vouchers for brands like Nike, Running Bare, Under Armour and Oakley, and that's just to name a few.

It's no secret that I'm certainly more a water based athlete than a land based athlete but the challenge inspired me to run and walk more often than I regularly would, taking me out of my comfort zone. I had set myself the goal of completing all 17 challenges, however I had some issues with my Garmin watch in the last 2 weeks of the challenge which meant I only successfully tracked my completion of 13 of the 17 challenges.

Which of the challenges did I complete:
  • Under Armour Challenge - run, walk, swim or cycle for 45min  
  • Running Bare Challenge - 3 x 30min workouts
  • Jaggad - 1 x run, walk, swim or cycle for 45min between 5am and 10am
  • Nike - 1 x 5km run or walk
  • Adidas - accumulate 10km of activity
  • Puma - workout for 1hr
  • Reebok - accumulate 8km of activity
  • Fitbit - 1 x 2km of activity
  • Oakley - 2 x workout for 1hr
  • Mizuno - accumulate 16km of activity
  • Brooks - 3 x 45min workouts
  • Champion - 3 x 20min workouts
  • Ellese - 1hr of running

During The Iconic Sport Challenge there were weekly Run Clubs being hosted in Sydney, Melbourne (my home city), Brisbane, and Auckland. I went along to the Reebok X The Iconic Sport Run Club held at the Botanical Gardens where we completed a 4.7km loop of the iconic Tan Track. I wish I had gone along to more of the Run Clubs during the challenge as it was a great experience to meet people of all backgrounds who were taking part in the challenge. One of the highlights for me was talking to  a lady who is training to race her first half marathon and was using to challenge to help inspire her.

Now that the challenge has come to an end what did I score, other than the warm and fuzzies that come with completing 13 of the 17 challenges? Throughout the challenge I scored myself a The Iconic Sport Drink Bottle, Bag and Tee, a muscle tank from Reebok, a pair of the new Floatride shoes from Reebok, a range of activewear by Reebok, and a $75 voucher from Running Bare which I've put towards purchasing the Power Days Oversized Jacket in Amazon.

So which challenges didn't I get to complete? If I'm honest with myself I did leave some of the less appealing and more difficult challenges to last. In hindsight I possibly should of tried to spread them out throughout the challenge which may have increased my chances in completing them.

Which of the challenges didn't I get to complete:
  • New Balance - 2 x 5km runs
  • Asics - 1 x 10km workout - I had planned to do this as a mini day trip hike, which I did just without tracking it
  • Canterbury - accumulate 24km of running - I did get up to 22% of this before my watch started playing up
  • Skins - 1 x 15km run - this one was going to be difficult, I've only ever twice run this far in one run in the last 5 years

Key details:
  • Competition is open to all residents of Australia and New Zealand who are 18 years of age or over.
  • The Iconic Sport Challenge 2019 website
  • The Iconic Sport Challenge runs from Tuesday 26 February 2019 at 12:00am (AEDT) to Monday 22 April 2019 at 23:59pm (AEST).