This post is overdue and I want to start by thanking everyone who supported me to not only train but also all who donated money for the Race for life 10K that I completed back in July. As I said in my previous post, I took part to raise money in memory of my beloved stepmother who passed away from breast cancer in early February.
Cancer is a disease that now affects 1 in 3 of us, I used to think that it was a disease that would happen to everyone else, but then my dad was diagnosed back when I was in my second year of university. I’m not telling you this to draw tears, I’m very matter of fact about these things now. It really can happen to anyone, at any stage in their lives. Go to any chemotherapy ward and you will see people from all walks of life, it’s a disease that doesn’t discriminate.
Tragedy breeds Adversity.
I do still believe that one day, cancer will become a disease of the past but until then I’m going to do my bit to help support the people who are trying to help beat cancer sooner and so can you.
Training for the 10k was pretty tough at first, those 6am early morning runs really hurt at times, but after a few weeks of running, it got easier and for those of you who hate running there were plenty of people who walked on the day of the event.
On the day of the 10k I was running late as usual. I made it to the starting line just as it was starting and it was really encouraging to see hundreds of women out in their pink running gear ready to do battle to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The heat was a bit intense but the cheers from the crowd and the free bottles of water helped to keep us going. I’m not the fastest runner but on my last lap I made a sprint for it (Christine Ohuruogu ain’t got nothing on me) hah!
I want to thank all my friends, family and colleagues who supported me.
I’ve raised the tidy sum of 490 pounds – only ten pounds off my original target which is awesome!
I hope this post inspires others to take part in a Race for Life event, maybe I’ll see you there next year.