Friday, 26 August 2016

Pretty Muddy 5K Summer 2016



Well this summer has been eventful!
A couple of months back I took part in something I have wanted to do for a very long time.
The Cancer research pretty muddy 5K.
I knew that I am not a 'run all the way' type of gal but when I found an event that had lots of fun obstacles and that was full of mud. I thought this is my chance to get involved.
A lovely group of girls took on the challenge with me, each one of us with deep personal reasons why we wanted to take part. Every woman standing in pink doing star jumps in unison was there, ready to fight for the ones we have lost and make a difference.

Seeing so many people determined to get involved was brilliant. I must say on the way in, seeing girls who had just finished drenched and covered from head to toe in mud. Was a little daunting but exciting at the same time. We managed to complete the course in just over an hour and we all screamed going down a huge bouncy slide at the end. Which really felt like we had achieved something.
Having water sprayed in our faces, mud thrown at us left right and centre really didn't help my attempt for speed and gracefulness. It was such fun and I couldn't stop laughing.

The one thing I would change when I hopefully take part in something like it again next year.
Is that you do need to train! I was like "ahh 5K that's fine!" No it is far! When you are soggy and wet especially. I was doing really well on the exercise front but unfortunately I had a car accident in June and it did knock me back a bit. Which did turn into comfort food and laziness, so the fact that I pushed myself really made me feel good.

All in all we raised over £1000 and I am so grateful to everyone who donated.
This amount doesn't include the money that was given through the paper sponsor forms.
So I bet we raised quite a bit more.

I would really recommend getting involved, it is a great way to raise money for such a good cause.
Unfortunately the dreaded C word has affected way too many of us and we need to put a stop to it!
In this age of technology and intellect surely we are capable of beating the hell out of such a horrible disease!

Click the here to get involved.





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