There’s nothing like running for a cause! My daughter and her (now) husband and I have run in the Mother’s Day Classic in Canberra for the past few years and we always enjoy the event. We are off again in two weeks time – yikes! This year it’s got a bit personal so we will be trying extra hard.
This event is raising money for research into breast cancer and if everyone who participates raises just $50 then the target of $4 million will be able to be met. If you’d like to donate feel free to click this link! I love the fact that the run or walk gets people of all ages, fitness levels and backgrounds together for a great cause. It’s also great fun!
I haven’t been able to run a sub 30 minute 5km yet – despite all the training I’ve been doing! I’ve been very close to this time but just not close enough. I’m determined that this year I will do it. It’s my year! I’m also entered into the Run Melbourne 5km event in July so I’m hoping that my current training will get me a good result. I was out injured for a while last year and have had to take it easy but I’m feeling much better now and ready.
As I’ve pointed about before in my running posts I don’t live close to a Parkrun or a running club so I have to do all my training on my own. I attend classes at my local gym, I’ve tried online trainers and have even asked around for anyone local who might like to help me out (no takers) so basically it’s up to me. I have had my local visiting masseur write me me out a training program, which was very helpful, and much appreciated but when it comes down to it, it’s just me that has to get it done…or not! I do get lonely sometimes but at other times I revel in the alone time that my training gives me.
I have my Runkeeper phone app and my Fitbit that tell me what to do and records my efforts, I have my husband’s support, my daughters support from afar usually by way of encouraging messages and I have my regular blogging friends who inspire me. I also have a desire to keep moving as I get older. What more can I ask for?
As I’ve said before it’s not fast and it’s definitely not pretty but I’m out there trying and that’s the main thing. These sorts of fundraising runs are good for people like me to have something to aim towards and to share the joy of running and being active while raising money for a good cause.
Are you running or walking in one of these events? I’d love to catch up if you are 🙂
As the promo says – It doesn’t matter how you walk of run, it just matters why!
Wish me luck!