22 Year taper!

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22 Year taper!

Hello Buzzers, Oh my goodness, I can't believe I'm writing this but I thought I should let you know that on Saturday 6th June I will be lacing up my new running shoes (with orange laces!) and heading for my first race in 22 years! Running is not a word I really relate to unless it's watching Mr Bolty from the sidelines. Running on Saturday probably will only happen in 1 minute bursts because that is all I can manage at the moment! 5k is the target on Windsor Race Course, the event is Race For Life! What brought this on? Well it's not 'If you can't beat them, join them!' because I could have done that a long time ago, it just didn't appeal. I ran the Windsor Half Marathon back in 1993 just to prove a point and 4 months after that I was expecting Hannah, swiftly followed by Louise 15 months later. Two good excuses not to run. From then on I was supporting Gerry in his running and his battle to keep AS at bay and ended up becoming training planner, dietician, motivator, physio, driver and number one supporter. I still am all of these but after reading a blog last year by a particular lady I was shaken into action. The lady was Angela, LungRunner. I could no longer stand on the sidelines and cheer (I will still do that though!) I was going to pick up where I left off all those years ago and do it for Ange. She has so much courage and will power. She is battling a cruel disease with a smile on her face and she has inspired me into action! Things have not really gone to plan, with the house move taking priority I only managed to get out about half a dozen times since February. Ah well, I will use the walk/run strategy, more walk than run! It won't be record breaking but it's a start. I'll be wearing the Cancer Treatment Research Trust shirt, Ange's charity, not pink but white and blue. The race starts at 11.00. So, wish me luck, I hope I can get round without injuring something. I suppose I ought to say something like rrrrooooaaaarrrr or cccchhhhaaaarrrrggggeeee!!! but I think a little mmmmmeeeeewwwwww!! is more like it !

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Hello Buzzers, Oh my goodness, I can't believe I'm writing this but I thought I should let you know that on Saturday 6th June I will be lacing up my new running shoes (with orange laces!) and heading for my first race in 22 years! Running is not a wor...