We did it!!!! This Wednesday night a crowd of us (well there were thousands there altogether) ran and walked 5k for Cancer Research. It was the perfect weather and we raised a lot of money running along together in beautiful parkland. It made me laugh to myself, as it was all women. If you wanted to run through a crowd of slower movers, everyone was so polite..."excuse me, thank you, so sorry, are you alright", how funny! If it had been men, they would just have barged on through without even a grunt! Every time I felt like stopping, I would think of my mum and it would make me have a little sprint! It was so inspiring, reading the signs on people's backs. There was even a lady running for "my father in law who passed away yesterday". How brave was she? I had a tissue tucked in my waistband as I knew there would be some really sad stories, and sure enough there were. But it made us all run harder and faster for those that we remembered or who were going through treatment.
We had a big picnic afterwards, which was maybe the best bit!!! Nothing like a crowd of primary school teachers to organise a good spread!!!!!
The next day I was a little achey, but managed a jazzercise class ok, and ran yesterday. I think my legs have given up complaining now and decided to suffer in silence. I have got the bug for it now and we are running a local 3k in August and then hoping to do a 10k for Cancer Research in the Autumn.
I'm of to the gym now to run some more and then I'm finishing 28thrirty, only 4 rows to go!