#GetButlerActive – Another message from Butler

Our man Ryan Butler is looking to become more active over the following weeks and months and has another message for our readers and followers.

Well where do I start? Firstly, I want to thank every single person who has shown love and support towards me on social media, the text messages I’ve received, the phone calls, it really has been overwhelming and it’s incredible to see such a reaction.

When I arranged to go up to Saw Mills on Thursday for the first walk to see what would be a good starting point I had nerves for about a week. I kept it so quiet that only a few people knew that it was happening. In fact it was kept under wraps that much that not even Kelsey knew what was happening.

Afterwards when I put up a post on Snapchat did I let Kelsey know what I was looking to do. He suggested a diary and to document it and I am very glad he did. The aforementioned support I have had since has given me the confidence to really push myself, yet take it steady at the same time.

So this in an update to let you all know that I will be keeping a weekly blog coming on the website with my progress and any achievements/goals I think I have managed…so let’s start with that.

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In the post on Thursday night I posted a picture of the facts and figures which showed 62 minutes of exercise, 6507 steps and a distance of 5.19km covered by the first walk.

Well today (Saturday) I went up to Saw Mills again before the First Team squad returned to training and here are the fruits of my labour.

Instantly I can see that I have spent another half an hour out and about and my steps are nearly 50% more in that time with nearly 2 and half more km’s chalked up. I’m delighted with that for a second session I really am!

How I plan to continue over the next week or so whilst I am off work on annual leave is to go to Saw Mills every other day and try to continue my progress.

I have set myself short term goals, based on Saturday’s session it is 10,000 steps for sure and depending on how it goes why not 10km? Hopefully by this time next week I will be able to tell you all about how I have hit the 10km mark and it would be a dream to say I have filled the rough longer term target of 12,200 steps.

Once again, thank you to everyone for your support and there is another way you can support myself and Severn Sport as a whole and that is by voting for us in the Best In Non-League category at the Football Content Awards. Click here to find out how to vote for us!