Then I had too much pain from radiation burns on my inner and back of thigh (exit or entry? burn). Yesterday, was my first run in over 3 weeks. I ran 5.5km - including warm up walking - over 7km.
My goal - is to raise $1000 +
Some days are still harder than others , I live each one of them with hope.
Running helps me face the difficulties that life has dumped in my path.
I'm devastated my
As I laced up yesterday (for a trail run on the farm) , I signed up and committed to a Gold Entry in City to Surf - to raise $1000 (the first $100 I have paid for).
I've had a lot of doubts whether or not I could do it due to the radiation ; there is no stopping me.
I will stagger or crawl across the line if I have to...though I'd rather a PB.
Running, for me, is as much a mental game as it is a physical one.
I am not fast and even slower since my time out.
"I have not yet reached my goal and I am not perfect. So I keep on running and struggling to take hold of the prize. My friends, I don't feel that I have already arrived. But I forget what is behind, and I struggle for what is ahead." Philippians 3:12-13
I'll do more reading about running distances - nutrition, cadence, pace setting, hill training (have you conquered Heartbreak hill. It still overwhelms me)
I'll just run , or walk ; not stop till I cross the line.
I will stuff my head with positive thoughts and carb load.
Best excuse ever.
Come race day I will be nervous and excited.
I'll be chanting - check your pace, it's your race - don't worry about those passing you !
Then hopefully under 1:30 mins later - I'll celebrate the r'awesomeness of crossing that line.
No matter the time or the effort.
It doesn't come easy for me , I want my sons to see me active and know that if you put your mind to something it's possible to do it. We joined our local Park run - 3km each Friday (except I've missed the last 3 but will run again this week)
I'm running 14km City to Surf to raise funds for National Breast Foundation Australia, if you would like to sponsor me - every $ or [$10.00] counts ;) - sponsor me here
I love 90 people to each sponsor me $10 or more if you are able so I can reach my target. Ten dollars to make a difference.
Too many mothers, sisters, aunts, nanas are being diagnosed and lost to Breast Cancer . My friend , 2 yrs out from treatment , has just found her breast cancer has spread to her hip and she is facing another round of Chemo and radiation. I saw her , so devastated and gutted at the Oncology unit the day she found out 3 weeks ago.
It was only by chance and it motivated me to run for both of our sakes to give all those diagnosed a hope for the future.
Zero deaths by 2030
Are you running the City to Surf ?
If I see you come get a hug or a high five !
I am so thankful I haven't lost the zest for running , though there is quite a bit more huffy puffy breathing at the moment.
I am thankful for second chances.
Linking up with Thankful Thursday
PS: my update currently $488.25 - Everything counts , don't be shy !