I have either made one of the best decisions of my life the other day, or one of the most stupid. My mum called me up for a chat and asked me a question. A really big question, and I said yes….
I have agreed to walk a marathon for Cancer Research’s Shine event in September. Its an over night walk, a bit like the Moon Walk, but men and women can take part.
Now, if your reading this and you know me, I can picture you rolling around on the floor in fits of laughter. I say this because I am actually allergic to exercise. It makes me sweat, go a funny colour and makes me turn into a nasty human being. a bit like the Incredible Hulk really, but less sexy. This is why I’ve probably only done about 1 hours worth of exercise collectively in my whole entire life EVER … Ok thats a bit of a lie. I used to be very active when I was younger. But then I turned 16, discovered fags and booze and gained a few (cough) stone.
But, I’ve been doing my training and surprise, surprise, I havn’t died of a heart attack, or killed any one and I’ve even managed to loose 4 lbs so far.
I have also set myself a goal, with my god-sons mother to do the Race for Life at the beginning of July too. And i’m actually looking forward to doing it. I feel absolutely amazing to be honest with you, that i’m actually doing something with my self again.
I went out yesterday and got myself some new snazzy K Swiss trainers, and some nice tops In all honestly I didn’t have a clue what I was looking for or what brands were best and what the hell pronation control or Stabilicore technology actually is. All I knew is that the ones I chose were a funky colour, had shiny bits on and my running addict of a mother-in-law said were good. But, I brought them and now I feel the bee’s knees. Or should I say ‘the runners feet’!
Poor Willow doesn’t know whats hit her. All this fresh air up her nostrils! But she seems to enjoy the view of her suffering mother from her lovely, cosy, ‘push me around like a queen’ pram.
All jokes aside. I am doing this for a very important and close to my heart cause. To try and beat Cancer. My nan raised me from a young age and sadly she passed away from several cancers stealing her body. She was my rock and did the best ever job at bringing up a child to be the woman I am today. She never met my daughter or my husband or get to see me build a family life of my own. This is why we should all get together to beat cancer, Because if she had just a few more years, she could have seen all that I have acheived. And I think she would have been bloody proud!
so…. 7k down…. 34.8429k to go….
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