It seemed like a good idea at the time. I said to my wife Bec that I wanted to ‘step it up’ this year and work with our local community. She suggested the local primary school who as it turns out, really need a new playground. Awesome!
But where would I walk? In my previous Superhero Walk’s, I’ve done 100km’s over 5 days but where’s 100km’s from Maroubra? Lithgow? That’s when I had my what ‘seemed like a good idea’. What if I walked for 24 hours, say, around Heffron Park in Maroubra and every hour I changed into a new superhero costume. 24 hours, 24 superheroes. And by coincidence, the new playground at Maroubra Bay Public School will cost $24,000 – meant to be.
Seems like a good idea, right? And it was, until my new superhero costumes started to arrive (thanks Costume Box) and I walked a few test laps around Heffron Park. That’s a long long way in some very awkward and unflattering costumes!
But that’s what the Superhero Walk is all about. Long periods of humorous humiliation accompanied by chafing and exhaustion. But I absolutely love every minute and it’ll be worth when we raise $24,000 and get Maroubra Bay that new playground.