Archives for June 2009

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:


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!)

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 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.


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


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


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


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.


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?


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


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


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.


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

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