Multiple Sclerosis is a disease where the body’s own immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. This results in many different symptoms, including vertigo vision loss, pain, fatigue and impaired coordination. We still do not fully know how it starts, and how we can halt its destructive progress.
Inspired by colleagues with MS, I have, every year, run or walked across multiple world cities to raise funds for research.
This year, I chose to walk and/or run 100 miles (160km) through May in my 2020 home of Bangkok, Thailand. As you can see from the headline I exceeded that goal.
What made this year most challenging is that Bangkok is hot, hot, hot in May. The average temperature has been 35 degrees celsius (95F) with a large number of the days sitting over (98.6F), Humidity levels around 70%.
There was also the impact of COVID19 to consider. Thailand authorities allowed greater freedom in May as a result of the successful reduction down but it also meant wearing a mask everywhere! No one can complain to me about wearing a mask now. I simply won’t listen!
On the plus side, I got to see more of Bangkok than many locals have seen! Walking through a city is a great way to discover life, architecture, waterways and people- even in COVID19 times.
If you are able to support this effort to raise funds, hop on board with me. Thank you to my sponsors. https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/martincowling