Saturday, June 28, 2008

Race For Life (I RAN 5k!!!)

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!

10 comments:

gilraen said...

Well done you!!!! :)

Lyndsey-Jane said...

Well done! Mine is next sunday - but only walking it. Can't believe how good you look your weightloss really shows in that picture.
How do you like Jazzercise? I used to do a lot of it back home before I got ME and loved it.
I can't believe how much I'm beginning to miss excercising now.

Virtuous said...

*daps corner of eyes* You keep running hard Liz!!

LOL @ legs decided to suffer in silence now. But think of all the great exercise you are getting!

Can't wait to see 28thirty very soon! :o)

Wendy said...

Wow woman!!! I'm so impressed! I'm so NOT a runner. I'm always amazed when I see or hear about others who do.

tiennie said...

Woohoo! Congratulations!

Queen of the froggers said...

Well done!!! xxx

Cycling Knitter said...

well done you!!

ive also tagged you..
check out my blog post for today...

Angie

ambermoggie said...

wonderful Liz, well done you:)))))

cpurl17 said...

Whoo hoo!! WEll done! And that feast looks good enough to run across the ocean for!

juicyknits said...

This is a great thing you did! I wanted to do this when I lived in the UK, but ended up supporting a friend who had more endurance than me at that time.