A couple of weeks ago (28th June) I took part in the race for life for cancer research. Something I hadn’t actually planned to do until my good friend/ sister from another Mr got majorly let down by the person who was going to be doing it with her and help her train. Friends help each other out so I swallowed what I actually think of cancer research in order to give her encouragement and someone to run with. I did also have another very good reason to run though
I had no plan on actually running it all and neither did my friend which is good as I did no training at all and it’s not like I am at the healthiest I’ve ever been and didn’t want to push myself too much.
Neither of us wore pink though and not one of their tshirts as they do not do them in my friends size, as it was also pride weekend and with the great news from the U.S. I chose to wear a rainbow of colours to show my support
Yes it was soggy and no we didn’t care. We went for a walk to find out where we had to be, chatted to lovely people and prepared ourselves for the task of running and walking 5k. On came the running numbers and trainers …. Yes a barefooter who wears trainers when running
The warm up was rather funny, my friend has 0 coordination and I couldn’t see what they were doing so while everyone else wiggled and jiggled in time with the Zumba lady we just did what ever we wanted to… I’d of thought we looked like spaced out ravers trying to Zumba lol we had fun and were warm … Which is all that matters.
I made the mistake of starting the app at the same time as the race started and not when we got through the starting point so we actually managed it in about 56 minutes. We were happy with that and have already signed up for next year where we are planning (at the moment) to be able to run the whole thing!!! We may also do the mud run.
It appears to be the year to do things for charity for me, and it is rather addictive. It’s so much fun and to know that what we do makes a difference to so many people’s lives is an experience I’ve never really had before. Yes I have issues with different organisations and charities which many people boycott all together for, I use to be one of them BUT we are entitled to change how we go about things, so even though I want to see a more equal distribution of funding to different cancers, that I think boys should be able to run too, that I wish the charity would research the whole spectrum of possible cures that are natural as well as man made, I am still going to support them by running next year. I can still campaign for the things I strongly believe in while supporting those already in the care system we have and not to mention support my friend so she doesn’t get let down.