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I’m doing a charity run, but not for the reason you think…

In the charity world running, cycling and doing any sort of sport that involves a challenge is a given activity to raise funds for any sort of cause. Children, adults, dogs, cats, fish, Bobs new jumper?

I can’t really fathom why exercise, which everyone should do, is a challenge worth anyone supporting with their hard earned cash. I’m doing my run for the shiny medal at the end. A lasting symbol of winning!

Those were my thoughts before I began training for a 10k. Yes, its not a marathon but it sure feels like one. Every three to four days I run/jog/walk/crawl/roll to my front door after running 2-3 miles and feel like I have literally run for days. The sense of achievement is tremendous considering I am a person who won’t run for the bus. And I still won’t.

So now I am a runner. I prep before I go out, I wash my running clothes continuously, I have two running apps on my phone, I have a running playlist, my eating times revolve around the next run, I have a routine of stretches for when I come back and, most annoyingly, I am enjoying it. But It is a lot lot lot of work.

So my tune has completely changed, to the annoyances of anyone who will listen when i talk about my last run. I’m not just running for the medal. I’m running for the camaraderie, the joy, the achievement, the wind rushing through my braids…………………….

by the way, if you want to sponser me, donate here

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