Run Forrest, Run!

7 Feb

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!

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11 Responses to “Run Forrest, Run!”

  1. prenin February 7, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    Good luck Laura! 🙂

    Remember to get some training in – we don’t want you collapsing with exhaustion 500 metres from the starting line!!! 🙂

    Love and hugs!

    Prenin.

  2. egills February 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    Oh good luck! I did it once more as a personal experience as part of my rehab from ME, whilst I loved the comradeship of the whole experience I didn’t enjoy the hounding from the charity re my lack of sponsorship.

  3. susielindau February 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    Very cool! You have lots of time….

  4. Rach @ This Italian Family February 7, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    You go, girl!

  5. gojulesgo February 8, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    Goooo Tinkerbelle!!

  6. philosophermouseofthehedge February 8, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    Get some good shoes – and WOW. Gooooo far Gooooo fassssst!

  7. Kelly Thompson February 9, 2012 at 12:57 am #

    Good on you! I did the 60-mile Breast Cancer 3-Day some years back in memory of my Mom. Best experience of my life, blisters, pain and all. You can SO do this!

    • tinkerbelle86 February 9, 2012 at 9:44 am #

      um, WOW!!! thats so far!

      • Kelly Thompson February 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

        Yeah but consider it was over three days (22 miles per day the first two, 16 for the last one) and it was all walking, not running. The best I could manage runnning without a heart attack would have been from the parking lot to the starting line! =)

  8. Marvin the Martian February 9, 2012 at 2:12 am #

    Run well and safely!

  9. Team Oyeniyi February 9, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    I’ve collapsed from exhaustion just looking at the athlete!

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