Me in 2007, after the run in Chester
So after a year off (which was down to my move – when I was in Chester, the event was in Bristol, and when I was in Bristol, it was in Chester!), I have signed up for the Race for Life again.Ã‚Â I’m hoping to raise even more money this year, and if you would like to donate, you can do it through my page at raceforlifesponsorme.org/hayley_c.
I decided this year that instead of walking the course, as I did in Chester, I would try to run the entire 5k. Which scares me, since I’m not a running sort of girl. I was never the girl who was on the running teams at school. Instead, I was the girl they put into the swimming gala as a laugh (since I couldn’t actually swim properly) I thought I should probably start to train, and last night was the first time I had put my trainers on since last year (when I used to wear them to walk to work in)
I tied my hair up, clipped my iPod Shuffle on, and set off at an easy jog. I got to the bottom of the road, and thought “Hooooooooly CRAP, I’m gonna do this for 5km?!” I managed to jog/run for about 1km and a bit, before having to slow down, because my back was hurting so much. In total I did 2.5km, which was much more than I intended to do!
Today, my thighs and legs are aching like crazy. I ache so much! But hopefully the more training I do, the less I ache, and the more likely that I’ll do the full 5k!