As part of my new year, new experience policy, I am taking a bit of a cop out for February. I have signed up to do the Race for Life, which is a little bit of a weak ‘new experience’ as I have done it before, but I have decided to do it this year with a twist! And also, it really falls as an activity in July, but money and time are a bit thin on the ground this month. I promise I won’t count it twice though!
The last time I did it I was in hospital just before, so managed to only run 2.5k of the total 5k run. This year, I want to run the whole thing, which for me will be a bit of an achievement, as my normal running is for the train if I am running really late in the morning, and that’s all. I cancelled my gym membership this month after having six months of watching the money go out of my account and not actually visiting, leaving me forlorn at the thought that I could be spending that money on something far more exciting.
But it is the time of the year when I am put to shame by all the sporty people out there, and this weekend I had everyone telling me about the runs that they were doing. I feel guilty when i hear of weekends out in the snow training while the extent of my weekend exercise is walking to the car to make sure that i make it out for lunch on time.
One friend took part in The Grim a race in the snow around some horrible army camp, and another signed up for the London to Brighton, asking me (somewhat jokingly) if I wanted to join in. Absolutely not! But I thought I should do my bit for charity again this year because in addition to the people I have lost to cancer that I ran for previously, my family have experienced fresh loss this year to such a horrible disease.
So, I’m running again. And I would love for you to sponsor me” if you feel at all inclined. In return I will try to ensure that someone films me in my training so I can post for you all to see, but be warned, it’s going to be more Phoebe from Friends that Ussain Bolt.
I’ll keep you posted!