Run and bike to cure MS

By Judith Kalinowski

54 km and MS aftermath

Today, the weather was amazing! Therefore I decided to try a longer cycle, and I chose a > 50 km route. The cycle was beautiful: I visited a castle and went through a pretty colourful forest and nice lonely streets.

In the second half, I started to feel exhausted, and my leg got a bit tingly. I still made it home and felt amazing and proud to have cycled that far! Now I need to rest and give my body time to get better, but I'm sure that I'll be all good by tomorrow!

869.9 km - 54.1 km = 815.8 km to go 🚴

Even the tiniest distance counts!

Almost two years ago, I ruptured my meniscus. This lead to me not being able to run normally for ages. Therefore I changed my running style and started to become a forefoot runner. Although it's fun, it's very exhausting for one's calves,a not really the best option if you want to run further distances.

Although my challenge started 1.5 months ago, I haven't dared to try my 'normal' running style again - but yesterday, the sun was shining so beautifully that I needed to try. I only ran a small distance of 3.64 km, but without pain (a year ago my knee started hurting after 100 meters!). Now I slowly need to increase the running distance, and then I can tackle the 500 km, step by step!

500 km - 3.64 km = 496.36 to go! 🏃

Not the most pleasant journey

After having spent the morning with my friend painting a bowl, I started to cycle. I chose my regular well known route, and I had so much fun. Honestly, I felt so energetic and powerful! Therefore I decided to try a new route, but without looking at a map. I cycled up a hill in a forest - unfortunately the path's ground changed to quite a stoney one, and since I cycled with my racing bike, I had to cycle the whole way back. At the end of the hill, I decided to climb up the second hill because I didn't just want to go back (I've been so adventurous!! No way I go back now!). At the top of the very steep hill, I had to go back as well: dead end :D

I ended up on my old route, but I could at least cycle for a bit longer this time so it's not the same trip over and over again. However, I spent so much time taking wrong directions that it wasn't sunny anymore but quite dark. 15 minutes later it started to rain a bit, it stopped again, and then it was pouring down. Obviously, I decided to not cycle for longer than normal and went home. I was soaked and had a long hot shower. In the end my cycle turned out to be longer than normal (ofc, the two hills... :D)

896,8 km - 26.9 km = 869.9 km to go!

First time over 30 km

Last Thursday, I went on a longer cycle - I wanted to try a new route and see if my body is okay with me cycling for more than 30 km. It turned out that it was a lovely trip (although I took the wrong turn four times and had to wait at a railway crossing for five to ten minutes), and that I could have cycled for much longer! Therefore, I my next goal is to do more than 40 km. Maybe next week?! smile

929.9 km - 33.1 km = 896.8 km to go!

Windy trip with two great people

A nice Sunday with a big breakfast followed by such a lovely autumn cycling trip with two of my best friends <3 952.2 km - 22.3 km = 929.9 km to go!

Quite a windy cycling trip

Yesterday I cycled 24.6 km! Which makes 976.8 km - 24.6 km = 952.2 km to go 🚴

The trip was quite windy, but the trees and fields were so nice and colourful. It was a good change to just sitting inside working on my essay. :-)

You can always follow my progress on my Komoot page: https://www.komoot.de/user/956801544634?ref=amk

 

My first 23 km

Today I truly started my challenge: I cycled 23,2 km! Which makes 1,000 km - 23,2 km = 976,8 km to go 🚴

You can always follow my progress on my Komoot page: https://www.komoot.de/user/956801544634?ref=amk

Thank you all for your support - I'm gassed I've already got three donations, and in total over 100€! That must be amazing people, thank you so much 💋🧡

I'm supporting Kiss Goodbye to MS

A few days ago I reached 1,500 followers on Instagram. When I started my ms page, I would have never imagined that so many people will be interested in my ms journey and that the ms community on Instagram would have such a huge impact on me.

That's why I want to celebrate us, and to do so I set myself a goal: I want to cycle 1,000 km 🚴 and want to run 500 km 🏃 within a year (which makes 1,500 km in total and equals my followers). While doing everything I can in order to reach this goal, I want people to support me - and thus collect as much money as possible for kiss goodbye to ms global. 💋 Kissgoodbyetoms is an organisation which collects money in order to support ms research. I chose this organisation because I'm sure there'll be a cure one day, and with our help it might happen earlier!y

On this page you can follow my progress, and you can donate any amount you like - even a single penny or cent is very much appreciated! 🥰

Let us support the ms research, find a cure, and kiss goodbye to ms! 🧠🎗️

P.S. Since I am having a cold rn, I will start the fundraising on the 1st of September!

My Achievements

Started Kiss

Self Donated

Raised 100

Raised 1000

Raised 10,000

Target achieved

Thank you to my Supporters

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Ute Kalinowski

62.40

B. B.

36.40

Judith Kalinowski

20.80

Julian

Hey Judith! Great idea! May research defeat ms! Have fun cycling and running! Greetings from Berlin Julian

20.80

Theresa Kalinowski

20.80

Nico S.

&lt;3

15

Julius Nippert

10.40

Janto Rautmann

5.20

Yan Luo

GO JUDITH!!

5.20

Nadja Frick