Advantages Raise money, keep fit, feel apart of something
Disadvantages Possible Bad weather,
Running for charities -I am going to write this review about my experiences running for charities and training for the events.
** Background on me **The only way I can think of how to start this review is that I was never the one at school who liked running - infact I was the one hiding away from the PE teachers, hoping they would forget about me. Normally they did until one time they made me do the 1500 and I collapsed with an asthma attack. It probably did not help I was slightly over weight and they never made me do it again - yippee. This all changed as I got older and started to lose the weight - I still didn't like running but made up for it by going on bikes and Cross -trainers. Until I took part in the race for life last year - I walked it in memory for my dad who died of lung cancer and did it in 52 minutes, I though how dreadful at my age to be so unfit.
** 1st Charity Race 5K- Cancer research ***I booked my place again in this years Race for Life 2007 that was taking place in July (see Review). I was so determined to be much fitter and at least run a good part of the 5k race. I started to do some training at the end of May at this point I could hardly jog never mind run. Gee how dreadful I thought and I asked for help from the gym staff to give me a slight programme and I started on the treadmill for a 20 minute walk for a couple of weeks then built up my time to 30 min walk with a 2 min jog etc till I could do a full 5k jog. This I have to say did help me with my weight loss along side with Weight watchers. I took my place with nearly 4,000 other participants; I completed the race in 39 minutes. The support from all the spectators was fantastic and so was the atmosphere that it does make you quite emotional.
The feeling I got from doing that run was amazing for 3 reasons;1) Raised a fantastic amount for cancer research - £856:00
Running for CANCER RESEARCH there is NO minimum sponsorship amount to raise - every little helps! I found running for this charity an easy choice as it was very personal to me and my family - which makes you more determined to finish and raise as much as you can.
After the race it was like a bug I had to do more running and I had to have another challenge another charity event to raise money for. I kept up with my running at least twice a week but improved my distance up to 6.5k in 45 minutes; slowly I am improving myself and feeling a lot healthier. I have also shifted around 31.5lb in weight and lost 29 inches.
Originally I was going to take part in the 10k race for the Keyhole cancer unit at Salisbury hospital. This was also to set myself a challenge but at the same time a great chance to raise money for a great cause. Then I thought about my little boy who is 3 years old - Jaime. He came along with me at the Race for life event back in July and cheered me on and loved the whole day.
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