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Race for Life – the event!

As you probably have guessed by now, I managed not to die from doing the Race for Life recently.
I woke early, to make sure I was on the Downs for 10am, but managed to get there even earlier. Getting up at 8am on a Saturday to go running seems wrong.
Before I left the house, there was a very important thing still to do:

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Decorate my back sign! The back sign is quite an important thing for Race for Life, where you say why you are running/walking/hopping/doing the worm.
Here I am with my back sign, dedicated of course, to my Mum.

I didn’t manage to take many pictures while actually running, so here are two pics I TwitPic‘ed to my Twitter

The Nivea boys doing a bit of a cheer routine to S Club 7 – “Reach”. With pom poms. Their mums must be so proud. (It was actually really funny though!)

One of my favourite fancy dress outfits! There was a lot of neon outfits worn, as well as a surprising amount of people wearing jeans and a t-shirt. I was dressed in joggers and a (Howies, of course) t-shirt.
Here’s a basic summation of each KM:
0 – 1 KM: Hey, this is pretty easy. I’m glad this is on the roady part of the Downs.
1 – 2 KM: Still going ok, my back is holding up pretty well considering…
2 – 3 KM: Ooh, starting to get a bit more difficult, but still running.
3 – 4 KM: ARGH PAIN PAIN PAIN – my back decided to give out, so had to walk :(
4 – 5 KM: Still in a lot of pain, trying to take Ibuprofen while walking, but managed to run the last half kilometre because there was no way I was walking over the finish line!
So I managed to complete it in just under 40 minutes. (Not sure of exact times, since I didn’t even get through the start point until about 6 minutes on the clock!)
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Holding my medal for finishing the race!

I’m really pleased I did it, and happy that I managed to run most of it. If you would like to sponsor me still, the webpage is open until August, and that can be found at http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/hayley_c. Thank you so so much to everyone who has sponsored me so far as well!

A Catch-Up In Pictures

I’ve been meaning to blog for a while, but for some reason, keep putting it off. So here is a little recap of the past two weeks for you while I try to remember about the Race for Life and write it down. Blogger fail.

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The queues for the museum on the first day of the Banksy exhibit. Two weekends later, the queues seem to be worse!

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They’re not so good at being a top secret rogue agency if they have a banner on a shop off Whiteladies Road.

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Topshop does it again with corsages that were bigger than my face.
I kinda want one.

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The wife took me on a date to celebrate doing the Race for Life and bought me an ice cream mountain. I could only manage half.

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My headaches have been getting so bad, I am taking a pack of these every day.
Of course, the doctor has been a real help. Can you sense the sarcasm there?

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Randomly found these chemistry books by the train station last week. An excited student trying to get rid of them?

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Pints of tea are the only way to survive train journeys.

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Although VitaminWater also helps. I like this one the best. Mostly because it sends me a little hyper and tastes a bit like Um Bongo. I miss Um Bongo.

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Who doesn’t love strawberries dipped in chocolate (and then eaten with raspberry sorbet)?

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