Seemed like a good idea at the time…
Back at the beginning of the year I had what seemed like a good idea. I’ll run the Race for Life, I thought. 5K? How hard can it be? I’ve done it once before. So what if that was roughly ten years, two kids and 3 stone ago? I can do that. The lovely (and not remotely competitive, honest) Jen from Mum of One will do it with me. Yes, sounds like a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Of course, now it’s just over a week away it seems a little more daunting. Unless you count a dash down a long hospital corridor when I’m late for a meeting, I haven’t been for a proper run since I was about six weeks pregnant with E when it sparked my morning sickness which is nearly five years ago now.
I’m also now going to be the weak link in a team of four as we have been joined by an old friend of ours, Anne, who is one of those strange people that actually does stuff like this for fun (I know, weird huh?) and Jen’s mum, who even in her 50′s will probably show us all up. I just know my team mates are going to arrive at the finish line serene and calm, with hardly a hair our of place and I shall be a breathless, bright pink, dribbling wreck. There better not be any photos!
So why am I doing it? Simple really. I work for an NHS Cancer Network and every day I am amazed by what it is possible to do for so many people who have the disease because of research and also saddened by all the people we still can’t help. The breadth of research going on at the moment is staggering and every year we move towards better and safer treatments but an awful lot of this research is funded by charity so events like Race for Life are really important.
More money equals more research equals better outcomes for patients.
So that’s why we’re asking you to sponsor us. If you can spare anything, even a pound, we’d be so grateful and it really will be going to good cause. All you need to do is just click the badge below to pop over to our just giving page or should you so desire you can utilise this new fangled communication technology and donate via text message. You just need to text ‘ACJM97′ followed by the amount you want to donate to 70070. So to donate £5 you text ‘ACJM97 £5′. The system is run by vodaphone and you won’t be charged anything.
So that’s my little plea and I promise to come back and tell you all the grizzly details afterwards. No photos though, seriously, there is only so much humiliation I can take.