So today is the day………………………….the day that my race began!
January 2011 I had lost a good amount of weight and felt healthier than I had felt in a few years but after the miscarriage life took over…………….. I was busy being a taxi for my Hubby, taking him to one appointment or another due to his back injury, I was busy taking J to one appointment or another, (OT, Speech, Psychologist, Peadiatrician, school etc etc). I was just busy and despite doing the odd hour here and there on the exercise bike or Wii Fit I simply just didn’t have time to work on myself. I liked being busy, life was strangely easier when I was busy.
This week one of my best friends asked if I would do the Race For Life with her. I’ve done this a few times in the past before leaving for Australia but always on my own. Although the Race For Life is only 5km, running/jogging is always something I’ve struggled with and each time I’ve had to rely on my inhalers (for Asthma) to get me through the Race. That said, it didn’t take me very long to text her a big yes back!
So today we signed ourselves up as a group and for the first time in a while I feel like I’m doing something positive! This is the reason I’ve been needing to improve my fitness and if I lose a few pounds whilst raising a few pounds for a good cause in the process, well that’ll be a huge bonus. I’m not going into it with my head up in the clouds, we’re going to train properly and I’m well aware that I will almost definitely still have a need to use my inhaler. However my aim, our aim is to begin working on our fitness……………and it’s going to be great fun training together :)
Today is the first day in my race for a new healthier me………………………….wish us luck! :)
Oh and if you feel like donating to a great cause, Cancer Research UK, if you click on the Race For Life image above it’ll take to our just giving page where you can sponsor us by making your donation. You can also support us by sponsoring through the page or you can also text MUMS78 £5 to 70070 and through your phone bill that’s a £5 donation. A huge thankyou in advance to anyone that donates :)