Saturday, 19 February 2011
I was never one for exercise but after having 3 children I decided to start running and try to get fit.
Running!! That is something you do when you nearly miss a bus! Right!?
My first mile was hard going; I must have stopped 10 times to catch my breath!
I booked my first race. I trained hard. Well as hard as I could for an overweight mum of 4 who did not like running! The Great Manchester 10k run was on the 23rd of May 2004. Eek..
I decided to do the race to raise money for charity. Something to work hard for and the thoughts of doing good would help me run around the course.
All Charity's are great and I picked Cancer Research UK to run for as my grandma was recovering from Cancer...
I raised a total of £210-00 which I was very pleased with. The race itself was one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life.
I said to my husband as I finished : Never again!! Never again!!
Here is a few photo's of the day.
Below with my dad who filmed some of the race.
I also got to have my photo took with Sonia O'Sullivan and Craig Mottram.
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